Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) – Say My Name

Be it Great Expectations, Oliver Twist or Nicholas Nickleby, Charles Dickens is a writer obsessed with the idea of a man finding himself in the company of those that see themselves as superior to him. The notion of class and living up to an idea of belonging to a stratum of society is a common …

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Review: The Rhythm Section (2020) – A Quick Release

The best way to describe The Rhythm Section, Reed Marano's spy thriller is the perfect start to a television series. As a film it entertains but never amazes, trying to build a story around a conventional revenge plot while clearly trying to service a greater franchise narrative. Marano, who found fame directing the opening episodes …

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Review: Weathering With You (2020) – Everywhere You Go…

Walking into the packed cinema for Weathering With You I was struck not only by the number of people but also the wide variety of ages filling the seats and part of me didn't understand why. The film started but before that, there was a short Q&A with director Makoto Shinkai in which he explained …

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Review: The Grudge (2020) – Emotional Torture Porn

When The Grudge was remade for an American audience back in 2004 it paled in comparison to its Japanese counterpart but it proved to have grit through a message of the transferable effects of trauma. A less successful sequel followed and the franchise drifted off until it was unnecessarily revitalised this year with a film …

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