‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at 50 – Review

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at 50 – Review

50 years since Willy Wonka asked “if you want to view paradise” and still it resonates as a feat of “pure imagination”. Scott Z. Walkinshaw reviews.

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‘Fargo’ at 25 – Review

‘Fargo’ at 25 – Review

25 years removed from the release of the Coen Brothers’ iconic black comedy crime film ‘Fargo’, starring Frances McDormand, the 1996 release remains razor-sharp. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Review

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Review

Wes Anderson is close to his best for his work on 2012 ensemble coming-of-age hit ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and more. Christopher Connor reviews.

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Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) Review

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) Review

Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is adapted via stop-motion animation for the screen by Wes Anderson, in this ensemble film led by George Clooney and Meryl Streep. Christopher Connor reviews.

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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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Get Out (2017) Review

Get Out (2017) Review

2017 horror mega-hit ‘Get Out’, from screenwriter-director Jordan Peele and starring Daniel Kaluuya, “is an exceptional display of exemplary directing, scoring and writing”. Darcy Rae reviews.

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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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One Night in Miami (2020) BFI LFF Review

One Night in Miami (2020) BFI LFF Review

Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Cassius Clay converse on matters of race and religion in Regina King’s tenderly crafted feature directorial debut, ‘One Night In Miami’ (2020), reviewed by Leoni Horton.

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Kajillionaire (2020) BFI LFF Review

Kajillionaire (2020) BFI LFF Review

‘Kajillionaire’, from screenwriter-director Miranda July, starring Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger and Gina Rodriguez is “entangled in July’s bohemian-style flair”. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Herself (2020) BFI LFF Review

Herself (2020) BFI LFF Review

Herself (2020) Review – “There’s a true beauty in art that showcases the power of people and what can be achieved when we come together, a message that is arguably more important than ever in 2020.” Charlie Gardiner.

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