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-Lite: Sentinelle (2021)

Olga Kurylenko in Sentinelle At a brisk eighty minutes, Julien Leclercq's Sentinelle is the bare bones story of untapped rage and paranoia made all the more visceral by some compelling fight scenes and jumpy choreography in this French language revenge thriller. However that description merely covers the second half of a film that takes its …

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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: Les Misérables (2020)

Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti and Djebril Zonga in Les Misérables Ladj Ly's Les Misérables is a deeply personal film set in the apartment blocks of parisian suburb of Monterfermeil, Ly's own childhood home. Set over the course of two days, Les Misérables follows newly transferred police officer Stéphane Ruiz (Damien Bonnard) as he is assigned …

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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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Review: Inheritance (2020) – Buried Secrets

Lily Collins in Inheritance Secrets and lies are the cornerstone of any good thriller and Inheritance has a wealth of them hidden within the stone columns of the Monroe family mansion. Their secrets, are only compounded by the death of patriarch Archer (Patrick Warburton) and the possibility of his secrets spewing out and ruining the …

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