Review: Summerland (2020) – Believe In Something

Gemma Arterton in Summerland Summerland, despite the picturesque coastal town setting and playful demeanour is a war film but it uses its World War 2 setting and tale of loss to instead tell a story about emotional recovery and faith. This tale of patchwork family is told with such care and grace that a simple …

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Review: Emma (2020) – A Modern Matchmaker

In the age of Tinder and blind dates, the whole premise of Emma seems rather quaint but this Emma is more modern than those that preceded her, not because she finds her prospective matches on Plenty of Fish or Match.com but because this Emma's mentality isn't solely wrapped up in class like is so often …

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Review: The Aftermath (2019) – The Future Is Bright

While it would be easy to say that Kiera Knightley is having a good year after watching Colette, I'm pretty sure she just doubled down. While it might not be as culturally relevant or sexually expressive as her prior work (despite trying to be the latter) it is equally as important and vital thanks to …

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Review: Mary Queen of Scots (2019) – Two Sides of a Coin

Coming off the high of last years Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan returns to the spotlight as Mary in this carefully directed yet stunted period piece that despite many different qualities never quite feels like a piece of cinema designed for entertainment. Feeling more like a history lesson for most of its run, Josie Rourke's directorial …

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