Review: Stillwater (2021) – This Isn’t Hollywood

Matt Damon and Lilou Siauvaud in Stillwater It's hard to think back on a fish out of water story like Stillwater and not see a film with an intently American viewpoint overhanging everything that happens. Think Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris or even Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost …

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Review-Lite: Les Misérables (2020)

Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti and Djebril Zonga in Les Misérables Ladj Ly's Les Misérables is a deeply personal film set in the apartment blocks of parisian suburb of Monterfermeil, Ly's own childhood home. Set over the course of two days, Les Misérables follows newly transferred police officer Stéphane Ruiz (Damien Bonnard) as he is assigned …

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Review: The Last Days of American Crime (2020) – The Last Gasp of the Rational

Edgar Ramirez in The Last Days of American Crime It's the near future, crime is running rampant but a free will stripping new technology has emerged intent on perfecting humanity, a signal that makes it impossible to commit even the simplest of crime. Gone will be the days of murder, arson or even video piracy. …

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Review: The Gentlemen (2020) – Do The Right Thing

Guy Richie hasn't played in the British gangster sandbox since 2008's RocknRolla, an entertaining, humorous yet utterly forgettable foray into the world of the London hardman. The Gentlemen doesn't so much return Richie to his roots as this crime caper is a different specimen, a more modern upgrade. Not only is his collection of characters …

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