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8 Films to look forward to from Sundance 2018
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8 Films to look forward to from Sundance 2018

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Dir. Desiree Akhavan) Based on the book of the same name by Emily Danforth, in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, we follow protagonist Cameron (Chloe Moretz) as she is sent to ‘God’s Promise’, a ‘pray the gay away’ type of conversion-therapy centre. Whilst there she meets Adam (Forrest Goodluck) and … Continue reading

REVIEW- I, Tonya: Skating biopic gives booming voice and punchy attitude whilst overturning reductive narratives
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REVIEW- I, Tonya: Skating biopic gives booming voice and punchy attitude whilst overturning reductive narratives

Everyone seems to know something of Tonya Harding, and the controversy she became embroiled in before the 1994 Winter Olympics. But how many people truly know her? This is the question that Harding’s biopic raises, and the title of the film seems to say it all. We are presented not with a descriptor of Tonya … Continue reading

REVIEW- INSIDIOUS 4 THE LAST KEY: Supernatural sequel finds terror in domestic abuse, but fails to unlock its true demonic qualities
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REVIEW- INSIDIOUS 4 THE LAST KEY: Supernatural sequel finds terror in domestic abuse, but fails to unlock its true demonic qualities

The latest and (hopefully) final instalment of the Insidious franchise catches back up with psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) as she is plagued by nightmares of her childhood at the hands of her abusive father, during the time when she was first discovering her ‘gift’. Starting out with a set of very serious and violent … Continue reading

REVIEW- Requiem, Episode 1: BBC Supernatural thriller strikes perfect balance between bumps in the night and brutal realism
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REVIEW- Requiem, Episode 1: BBC Supernatural thriller strikes perfect balance between bumps in the night and brutal realism

If there is one thing that TV is not short of, it’s ‘missing child mysteries’ and shows about suspicious rural towns; Dark, Stranger Things, Top of the Lake, The Returned, the list goes on. So what can BBC’s new supernatural thriller Requiem offer us on top of that? Judging by its gripping first episode, a … Continue reading

REVIEW- World of Tomorrow Episode 2: On abstract frames, the human subconscious and the politics of follow-ups
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REVIEW- World of Tomorrow Episode 2: On abstract frames, the human subconscious and the politics of follow-ups

On the surface, The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts is, like the sum of Don Hertzfeldt’s filmography, an agglomeration of sticks that coexist within copious abstract frames. In truth, the sequel to 2015’s World of Tomorrow (which, following its loss at the 88th Annual Academy Awards, incited a witch-hunt on affiliated voters) is yet another … Continue reading