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: 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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Micro-Review: The Courier (2021)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan and Angus Wright in The Courier Although this Benedict Cumberbatch led period piece is impressive when you consider the true story it tells, it isn't what makes it so excellent. Telling the story of real life amateur spy Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch) and how he was recruited to ferry Russian secrets to …

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Review: Last Letter From Your Lover (2021) – Stuck on Paper

Shailene Woodley in The Last Letter From Your Lover On paper, where it first started as a novel by Jojo Moyes, The Last Letter From Your Lover seems like ideal romantic escapism. Mediterranean locales, a charming 1960s look and some stellar costume design all seem like the perfect recipe for a solid romantic drama, one …

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