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The Farewell

The set-up of The Farewell could be that of a straightforward melodrama or dark comedy. Billi (Awkwafina), a struggling writer in New York, …

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is a perfectly fine 90-minute movie hidden inside an overlong mess that drags on for 159 minutes, which for so…

The Dead Don't Die

Art-weird cinema tackles the zombie film in The Dead Don't Die, a shaggy, near-meaningless and characteristically deadpan half-parody from …

In Fabric

Having very much enjoyed Peter Strickland's previous offerings, Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, I attended a screening of h…

Spectre at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

Part of this year's Alternative Realities programme, Sheffield Doc/Fest's mixed reality offering, Spectre by Bill Posters and Dr Daniel Howe…

Birds of Passage

The afterimages of violence circulate through multiple worlds in Birds of Passage, the newest film from the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the S…

Avengers: Endgame

When Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Avengers: Endgame, pleaded fans not to spoil the plot of the movie coming up to its release, they s…

Minding The Gap

The winner of the Audience Award at last year's Sheffield Doc/Fest, Minding The Gap is a stunning, heartfelt and candid chronicle of the ear…

Border

If you like your romances filtered through a Cronenberg lens and sprinkled with a dash of Scandi Noir, you are going to love Border. Unsettl…

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk is a colourful film about fading. Both in its examination of race and love, it shows how hope and longing are ju…

The Favourite

The Favourite, a genre-defying delight, has at its centre a woman's grief. That this woman is Queen Anne - in a career-defining performance …