A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Review

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Review

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1946 romantic drama, ‘A Matter of Life and Death’, “is a towering metaphysical masterpiece” of cinema. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Caliber 9 (1972) Review

Caliber 9 (1972) Review

‘You Have to Accept It’: Fate and Power in Fernando di Leo’s Milano calibro 9 (Calibre 9, 1972). Review by Paul A J Lewis.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Review

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Review

Mark Herman’s memorable 2008 holocaust drama ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ is a movie with a “hard-hitting and emotional narrative”, “a deserved classic for future cinephiles”. Bethen Blackabee reviews.

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Out (2020) Pixar Short Film Review

Out (2020) Pixar Short Film Review

“Hilarious, heartwarming and sweet”, Disney Pixar short film ‘Out’ marks the animation studio’s first openly LGBTQ+ narrative. Rebecca Seghini reviews the film now available on Disney Plus.

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Calm with Horses (2019) Review

Calm with Horses (2019) Review

Irish gang drama ‘Calm with Horses’ (2019) is a stunning visual presentation with an atmospheric and moody score. Barry Keoghan and Cosmo Jarvis star. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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A Field in England (2013) Review

A Field in England (2013) Review

Ben Wheatley’s ‘A Field In England’ (2013) is a film “like nothing else” from “one of the most distinctive, original and prolific British filmmakers working today” according to Sam Sewell-Peterson in this review.

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Good Time (2017) Review

Good Time (2017) Review

2017 Safdie Brothers release ‘Good Time’ starring Robert Pattinson “is a relentless barrage of anxiety and violence”, a thriller shot in 35mm with an “unsettling, naturalistic aesthetic”. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Goodfellas (1990) Review

Goodfellas (1990) Review

‘Goodfellas’ at 30 – Martin Scorsese’s Mob epic starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci remains both one of his greatest achievements and one of the best films of a storied genre. Christopher Connor reviews.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Review

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Review

Eliza Hittman film ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’, succeeds at telling the tale of a teenage girl seeking abortion in the United States through empathy and authenticity. Pagan Carruthers reviews.

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The Elephant Man (1980) Review

The Elephant Man (1980) Review

David Lynch film ‘The Elephant Man’ (1980), starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins, “maintains its poignant sting” some 40 years later. Angel Lloyd reviews.

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