A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Sheila Vand in A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night When I started thinking about writing this I wanted to entitle it 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and a 30 Year Old Desperately Tries To Stay Awake' but for many different reasons I decided against that. For one, that title is longer than …

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Review-Lite: Hong Kong Family (2023)

Teresa Mo, Tse Kwan-ho, Edan Lui and Hedwig Tam in Hong Kong Family When teenager Yeung's (Edan Lui) Chinese family gather for a winter solstice dinner everything goes disastrously wrong fracturing the family leading to eight years of estrangement and resent. However in the build-up to the winter solstice a visit from a distant cousin …

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Review: Alcarràs (2023) – Waining Summer

Ainet Jounou in Alcarràs There is a almost perfect simplicity to Carla Simón's Alcarràs, a film that makes a promise in its opening moments and never detours or dodges its inevitable conclusion. It's in this self assured storytelling that writers Arnau Vilaró and Simón manage to tell a story of family that feels both unique …

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End of Year Review 2022 Part 2: The 25 Best Films (25-21)

I recently read that while more films were released this year, the film industry won't reach the output of a pre-pandemic world until 2024 and while 2021 was one of the worst for quality cinema, 2022 has oddly found most of its successes, at least critically in the smaller films, showing that much like 2020 …

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Review: The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) – Guiness and Boredom

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin Since the start of his career, director Martin McDonagh has shown an unparalleled ability to mask darker themes behind some of the blackest comedy out there. In Bruges in particular was a discussion of guilt, shame and morality but one that wasn't afraid to mock …

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