Micro-Review: Honest Thief (2021) – A Victimless Crime?

Liam Neeson in Honest Thief Since the release of Taken, Liam Neeson's career trajectory dramatically changed and ever since he has been the unlikely action hero we all wanted, or at least that is what Hollywood want us to believe. The truth is less than half the time Neeson lands one of these predictable thrillers …

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Review: Sound of Metal (2021) – Addicted to Sound

Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal I don't know how many times I've heard someone talk about needing some silence, just to get away and embrace the quiet. It seems to be this idea of Nirvana to people who think they truly understand the value of the noise they take for granted. Sound of Metal, …

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Review: Promising Young Woman (2021) – A Toxic System

Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman Cassie Thomas (Carey Mulligan) works in a coffee shop, but she hates it. She is in her 30s and lives with her parents (Jennifer Coolidge and Clancy Brown), who hate it. Once a promising med school student, Cassie spends her nights prowling bars, pretending to be hammered, unable to …

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Review: One Night in Miami (2021) – Remember That Night?

Leslie Odom Jr, Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge in One Night In Miami One Night in Miami, an adaptation of the stage play of the same name, the debut feature from director/actress Regina King is the answer to a long asked question but it is also a discussion of the future from four …

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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: 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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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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