Review: Externo (2021) – What Is Right?

Leandro Taub in Externo When describing Externo, the debut film from Leandro and Jonathan Taub, its easy to banish it to realms of fantasy by merely calling it a stunning fever dream. That wouldn't do this modern parable justice as it looks to the larger landscape of the world by letting us behind the curtain …

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We Are Not Heroes: The History of The Last of Us

Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us Flash back to June 2020, we are mid pandemic and everyone is clamouring for not just movies to watch but new books, games and television to occupy their time. Renowned game company Naughty Dog after initially pushing back the release of their much anticipated sequel to The …

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Review-Lite: Sentinelle (2021)

Olga Kurylenko in Sentinelle At a brisk eighty minutes, Julien Leclercq's Sentinelle is the bare bones story of untapped rage and paranoia made all the more visceral by some compelling fight scenes and jumpy choreography in this French language revenge thriller. However that description merely covers the second half of a film that takes its …

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Review: I Care A Lot (2021) – Going Down With The Showboat

Rosamund Pike in I Care A Lot Early on in J Blakeson's I Care A Lot there is a moment of acknowledgement, where in voiceover Marla (Rosamund Pike) tells the audience that being good and adhering to societies rules is weak. It's a hot take that's for sure but mostly it sets the stage for …

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Review-Lite: To All The Boys. Always and Forever (2021)

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in To All The Boys: Always and Forever The first of two conclusions to Netflix's collection of teen romances, To All The Boys: Always and Forever ends a trilogy that unlike other teen franchise The Kissing Booth actually allowed its characters to grow and change over the course of its …

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Review-Lite: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)

Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen in The Map of Tiny Perfect Things There is nothing more timeless than the time loop movie. Be it Groundhog Day or Edge of Tomorrow (both name checked here with gleeful abandon) and honestly, considering lately, each day has the tendency to roll into the last one and so on …

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