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: Palm Springs (2021) – Same Old Time Loop?

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti in Palm Springs I struggled for a long time with how to start this as we all know how this goes, the age old saga of the time loop movie and the reviews talking about in one way or another how they don't live up to Groundhog Day or some …

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Catching Up on the Classics: Roman Holiday – The First of Many?

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday I'm sure its the case for many my age (It has a 3 in it somewhere for context) that when a huge glut of movies is released a year and you look to write about the majority of them, catching up on old features, even ones described …

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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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