Promising Young Woman (2021) Review

Promising Young Woman (2021) Review

Emerald Fennell filters every bubble-gum pink detail through a boldly cinematic narrative, exposing the real-world judgemental attitudes surrounding rape in ‘Promising Young Woman’ (2021). Leoni Horton reviews.

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Minari (2021) Review – GFF

Minari (2021) Review – GFF

Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical Sundance home run manages to be “both quietly poignant and thunderously profound”. Leoni Horton reviews from Glasgow Film Festival.

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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Review

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Review

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ tells the astonishing true story of Chairman Fred Hampton’s assassination. Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield star. Click to read Sophie Butcher’s review in full.

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Soul (2020) Review

Soul (2020) Review

2020 Pixar release ‘Soul’ is a relatable tale for anyone who has ever lost passion, drive or a sense of purpose, but is one more for the adults than the children. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Pieces Of A Woman (2020) Review

Pieces Of A Woman (2020) Review

2021 Netflix drama ‘Pieces of a Woman’, from director Kornél Mundruczó, “taps into the idiosyncrasies of womanhood, of loss, of motherhood”. Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn star, Leoni Horton reviews.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) Review

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) Review

Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis excel in 2020 Netflix stage drama adaptation ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’. Full film review by Charlie Gardiner.

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Mank (2020) Review

Mank (2020) Review

David Fincher adapts his father’s script for 2020 Netflix Original film ‘Mank’, about Herman J Mankiewicz, the screenwriter behind ‘Citizen Kane’, played here by Gary Oldman. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Review

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Review

Borat is back, and this time he’s looking to sell his daughter to Republican Vice President Mike Pence. Sacha Baron Cohen takes aim at Trumpism in ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (ie, Borat 2), reviewed by Joseph Wade.

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Nomadland (2020) BFI LFF Review

Nomadland (2020) BFI LFF Review

“The Journey is one hell of a trip” in Chloé Zhao’s immersive road movie ‘Nomadland’ (2020), featuring arguably the most complex and versatile performance of Frances McDormand’s career. Leoni Horton reviews.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Review

Netflix Original ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ from screenwriter-director Aaron Sorkin and starring an ensemble including Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, reviewed by Kieran Judge.

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