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The Sisters Brothers

Despite its flaws, The Sisters Brothers takes the western genre and blends it with character studies that provide humour, depth and warmth; challenging a series of age-old genre boundaries. This is a film that provides an eccentric and beautifully shot journey while providing enough mainstream entertainment alongside its creativity and difference to appeal to most audiences.  

The White Crow

The life and defection of Rudolf Nureyev has been covered several times in documentary and docudrama over recent years. Both 2015s BBC docudrama ‘Dance to Freedom’ and 2018s documentary ‘Nureyev’ offering perspectives on the man, his life and the art form he inhabited. White Crow therefore needed to add something new and fresh to the story of his life. And …

Us

They are us in this smart horror that plays with economic divides in modern society, whilst offering enough shocks and twists to keep die hard horror fans engaged. Jordan Peele’s debut picture Get Out provided audiences with a brilliantly constructed horror, interwoven with messages on race, slavery and the Afro-America experience. For many directors this would have been hard to …

Ray and Liz

Richard Billingham’s photography is world renowned. His debut feature film combining the power of his photography with a tough and stark memoir of poverty and dysfunctional family life in 1980s Britain. From the outset Ray and Liz makes no attempt to romanticise poverty of opportunity and family breakdown. From the opening scenes where we join Ray. A broken man living …

The Aftermath

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The Aftermath is not a perfect film, suffering from a lack of development in its core romantic plot, and a slightly Hollywood sheen. However, it does give us a multi layered and sensitive exploration of the personal, social and emotional effect of war and civilian loss across cultural boundaries.  
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The Hole in the Ground (Review)

The Hole in the Ground continues a core theme of recent horror. In playing with the relationship between a mother and child. In particular focusing on the themes of trust and connectivity that come from the parent/child link. While embedding this in a fantasy and folklore environment, where what’s hidden beneath our feet shapes the horror of the world above. …