Review: All The Bright Places (2020) – Understanding The Forgotten

Elle Fanning and Justice Smith in All The Bright Places Showing understanding on screen is a difficult proposition. We write about characters headspaces and their 'arcs' but its usually in looking at the whole story, how they mesh with the characters around them or the world they live in. It is rare to watch a …

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Review: First Love (2020) – Rhythmic Ultraviolence

Masatake Kubota and Sakurako Konishi First Love, the latest from director Takeshi Miike, a director some have referred to as the Japanese Tarantino is not what I expected. While there are shocking moments, Miike doesn't seek to shock his audience this time around, instead going for an often farcical comedy thriller that morphs constantly between …

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Review: Selah And The Spades (2020) – Is That A Dagger?

Lovie Simone and Celeste O'Connor in Selah and the Spades About halfway through Tayarisha Poe's sublime Selah and the Spades, two character enter an auditorium set up for the upcoming school play of Macbeth. They discuss it like it is an afterthought, their lives are too complicated already. Turns out, they're living it. Full of …

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