The Shape of Water ★★★★★ review

by Nadia Bee Through a door, ajar, the camera slips into a dark, blueish, watery home. The sound of creaking wood, a low rumble, a swoosh, as if one were at sea in an ancient sailboat. A sunken sailboat: everything is underwater, floating dreamily in a tranquil space cluttered with old fashioned furniture – a […]

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Thoroughbreds (2017) ★★★★ review

by Jamie Brown I can’t imagine why sociopathic tendencies would be a relevant talking point in America right now, but they are a central theme of Cory Finley’s thriller Thoroughbreds, originally written as a play, now adapted into a deliciously nasty movie debut.

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Battle of the Sexes ★★★ review

by Jamie Brown Since we are in an unusually rich period for tennis films, it’s hard not to make comparisons, and Battle Of The Sexes certainly has both notable similarities and differences with the recent Borg vs McEnroe. Each film, while ostensibly about one famous match, is in fact more of a biopic on one […]

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Filmworker ★★★★ review

by Nadia Bee How do you run away with the circus, when you are already right there, in the spotlight? In 1975, Leon Vitali, a talented and lauded actor, was on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, in a key role opposite Marisa Berenson and Ryan O’Neal. Vitali then had an epiphany which would […]

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