Review-Lite: Life in A Year (2021)

Jaden Smith and Cara Delevingne in Life In A Year Its been close to eight years since Jaden Smith's last attempt at taking on a leading role in a feature but since then he has matured with time and a major role in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix drama The Get Down. Life In A Year, originally …

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Review-Lite: Squared Love (2021)

Adrianna Chlebicka and Mateusz Banasiuk in Squared Love It might just be my choices in recent years but when it comes to Polish cinema, I can't seem to find an in road. Either they are intentionally crass (365 Dni) or trying too hard to be comic (Fierce) to be genuinely enjoyable to watch. While Squared …

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Review-Lite: To All The Boys. Always and Forever (2021)

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo in To All The Boys: Always and Forever The first of two conclusions to Netflix's collection of teen romances, To All The Boys: Always and Forever ends a trilogy that unlike other teen franchise The Kissing Booth actually allowed its characters to grow and change over the course of its …

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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: 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: A Secret Love (2020) – A Hidden Life

Terry Donaghue and Pat Henschel in A Secret Love \There is a quote from George Eliot's Middlemarch at the beginning of Terreance Malick's A Hidden Life about how for a society to succeed or even flourish it requires the little known stories of people you often wouldn't take any notice of. Chris Bolan's documentary A …

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Review: The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) – Seasons Change

Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery in The Broken Hearts Gallery There is something inherently kitschy about Natalie Krinsky's The Broken Hearts Gallery from its classic 90's rom-com feel to how it embraces the idiosyncrasies of a new generation of New York newcomers and the fresh perspective they bring with them. It's also a film that …

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Review: The Night Clerk (2020) – The Lifeguard

Tye Sheridan in The Night Clerk The Night Clerk for all its conspiracy trappings and unconventional romance motifs isn't quite the film it wants to be. Believing itself to be a fresh take on autism, a tale for those who aren't quite neurotypical, the misunderstood wallflowers resigned to sit and watch instead of getting involved. …

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