Review: News of The World (2021) – O Captain, My Captain

Helena Zengel and Tom Hanks in News of the World When I envisioned another collaboration between filmmaker Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks after their piracy true story Captain Phillips, a western seemed outside of the realms of possibility with the slow melodic musings of such a genre seeming outside of Greengrass' previous body of work. …

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Review-Lite: Greenland (2021)

Morena Baccarin and Gerard Butler in Greenland Up until recently the true disaster movie, the one where the whole world was in jeopardy and there was very little anyone could do about it was a series of features monopolised by filmmaker Roland Emmerich, especially in the 90s and early 2000s and while in recent years …

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Review: Malcolm & Marie (2021) – Air Your Grievances

Zendaya and John David Washington in Malcolm & Marie Plenty has been said about Malcolm & Marie and its inception, with director Sam Levinson (Euphoria) bringing together the talents of frequent collaborator Zendaya and BlacKkKlansman lead John David Washington and a crew of 22 people to pull off arguably the first major Covid secure production. …

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Review-Lite: Crack – Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy Documentary filmmaking is at its core a discussion or debate of an issue, a look past the blurb of an issue and getting to the core of it. Director Stanley Nelson's Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy is a look behind the decades old stigmas associated with the advent of the …

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Review: Pieces of A Woman (2021) – The Distance Between Us

Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of A Woman Losing a child is an unimaginable hurt, a constantly lingering harm that disconnects the unfortunate parents that suffer that loss from everybody else. It isn't unimaginable that it could happen, more that we cannot perceive the pain as being ever present and debilitating, something for which moving on …

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The Power of Perception in Saint Frances

Ramona Edith Williams and Kelly O'Sullivan in Saint Frances 2020's Indie darling Saint Frances is a film that only comes along once in a while. Prescient of the time its being made and what it wants to convey, Director Alex Thompson's film, working off a script by Kelly O'Sullivan is utterly charming and quiet but …

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