Review-Lite: Deus (2022)

Claudia Black in Deus Years back, small budget science fiction was king and finding small features like Deus was easy but those times have become a thing of the past and we now live in a world of franchise tentpoles and big budget Sci-Fi. There is something oddly refreshing about a film like Deus, despite …

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Review-Lite: Call Jane (2022)

Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver in Call Jane There is a timeliness to Call Jane, a feature that follows a cloistered housewife called Joy (Elizabeth Banks), who upon hearing she needs an abortion for medical reasons and is denied by the hospital board, finds herself seeking an illegal alternative while finding herself assisting women all …

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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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Review: Barbarian (2022) – Crawling Under Your Skin

Georgina Campbell in Barbarian Although firmly planting itself in the horror genre, Barbarian is unlike most conventional, fear inducing pictures in that it constantly tries to change its narrative at every turn to keep its audience guessing. Writer and Director Zach Cregger is less interested in jump scares and surprises (although there are a few), …

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Review: My Policeman (2022) -Everything Old Is Still Old

David Dawson, Emma Corrin and Harry Styles in My Policeman Willing to leave Don't Worry Darling in the rear-view mirror and move on to other opportunities, Harry Styles latest feature, My Policeman, is not the star making vehicle that many hoped it would be. It has excellent performances and a loving tone that carries through …

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Review-Lite: Mr Harrigan’s Phone (2022)

Jaden Martell and Donald Sutherland in Mr Harrigan's Phone Of all the Stephen King adaptations, Mr Harrigan's Phone, a film following the relationship between Craig (Jaeden Martell), a young man and his lasting friendship with the titual Mr Harrigan (Donald Sutherland), is easily the most infuriating. Framed as a mystery film, the real mystery here …

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Review: Black Adam (2022) – How To Hate Friends and Tolerate People

Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam When Marvel was looking to start their cinematic universe, they didn't look to Captain America or even Spider-man (Movie rights are complicated), instead they started with the lesser appreciated Iron Man to kick things off. Looking back, it was either a massive risk or a smart tactical choice for a …

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Review : Girls Girls Girls (2022) – Uniquely Mundane

Aamu Milonoff, Linnea Leino and Eleonoora Kauhanen in Girls Girls Girls Alli Haapasalo's Girls Girls Girls is a totally relatable coming of age story of three women so therefore it must follow the same tried and tested formula of each Hollywood story of its ilk. Only it doesn't. Nothing is sensationalised for the sake of …

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