News of the World (2021) Review

News of the World (2021) Review

‘News of the World’ (2021), from Bourne Series director Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks, nominated for 4 Oscars including cinematography, is “two hours well spent”, but little more. Kieran Judge reviews.

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My Octopus Teacher (2020) Review

My Octopus Teacher (2020) Review

‘My Octopus Teacher’, the wildlife documentary phenomenon that has earned a nomination at the 2021 Oscars, isn’t quite the runaway success of other documentaries in its genre. Katie Doyle reviews.

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Two Distant Strangers (2021) Short Film Review

Two Distant Strangers (2021) Short Film Review

Oscar nominated live action short ‘Two Distant Strangers’, from Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe, starring Joey Bada$$ and Andrew Howard, tells of police brutality and murder in the United States.

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Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

‘Genius Loci’, the 2021 Oscar nominated Animated Short from Adrien Merigeau in conjunction with Brecht Evens, is a wondrous example of cinema’s ability to connect on a deep level. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Probably the most quirky of all the Animation Short Subjects nominated at the 2021 Oscars, Gísli Darri Halldórsson’s Icelandic short film ‘Yes-People’ will lift your anxieties for 8 minutes at least.

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The Father (2021) Review

The Father (2021) Review

‘The Father’, the feature directorial debut of Florian Zeller starring Anthony Hopkins in a career standout performance, “is a deeply unsettling depiction of how memory can betray a person”. Peter Charney reviews.

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Sound of Metal (2021) Review

Sound of Metal (2021) Review

‘Sound of Metal’, from screenwriter-director Darius Marder, is a triumph for Best Actor nominee Riz Ahmed who is utterly dazzling from the moment he arrives on screen. Leoni Horton reviews.

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The Present (2021) Short Film Review

The Present (2021) Short Film Review

Set at one of the West Bank’s many border crossings between Palestinian territory and Israel, ‘The Present’ is a thought-provoking film nominated for Live Action Short at the 2021 Oscars.

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Do Not Split (2021) Short Film Review

Do Not Split (2021) Short Film Review

‘Do Not Split’, the Oscar nominated Documentary Short Subject from the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests against the CPC by Anders Hammer, reviewed by Joseph Wade.

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Hunger Ward (2021) Short Film Review

Hunger Ward (2021) Short Film Review

Hunger Ward – Oscar nominated for Documentary Short Subject, Skye Fitzgerald’s unflinching look at the Yemen food crisis caused by its conflict with Saudi Arabia is unmissable. Review by Joseph Wade.

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