The Arbor (2010) Documentary Review

The Arbor (2010) Documentary Review

Clio Barnard’s feature debut, documentary ‘The Arbor’ (2010), tells the truth of impoverished Great Britain through the tragedy of Andrea Dunbar and her family’s posthumous devastation. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) Review

Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) Review

Tagged as “Thatcher’s Britain with her knickers down”, Alan Clarke’s film adaptation of Andrea Dunbar’s famous stage play, ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ (1987) is a Yorkshire classic. Annice White reviews.

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Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) Review

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) Review

“Environmentalism, war and peace, pride and corruption, coming of age and redemption” – Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s animation ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (2004) reviewed by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Fantasy Island (2020) Review

Fantasy Island (2020) Review

New Blumhouse fantasy-thriller-horror ‘Fantasy Island’ (2020) might be worth a watch if you’re a fan of Lucy Hale, but it won’t thrill fans of the genre quite like a ‘Get Out’. Sophie Cook reviews.

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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Review

True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) Review

Justin Kurzel (Macbeth; Assassin’s Creed) takes on the legend of Ned Kelly in his Western turned punk performance piece starring ‘1917’ star George MacKay. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Dark Waters (2020) Review

Dark Waters (2020) Review

Todd Haynes takes inspiration from the horror genre to intelligently present the real-life story of a lawyer who uncovered one of America’s largest ever conspiracies. DuPont are taken to task in ‘Dark Waters’ (2020) reviewed by Annice White.

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Arrietty (2010) Review

Arrietty (2010) Review

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ (‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ in the USA) is a film that captivates you from the first minute to the last. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews Ghibli’s animated adaptation of “The Borrowers”.

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Porco Rosso (1992) Review

Porco Rosso (1992) Review

‘Expect an unexpectedly satirical edge’ to Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Porco Rosso’ (1992), a strange diversion from the usual Studio Ghibli output. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Our Ladies (2020) GFF Review

Our Ladies (2020) GFF Review

Directed by Michael Caton-Jones, ‘Our Ladies’ is a ‘wildly entertaining riot of a movie’. Click to read Sophie Butcher’s review in full.

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