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4.5 stars In some ways writing a review on Avengers: Infinity War seems almost redundant as it’s the type of film that has a devoted audience so built-in that there’s no need to read someone’s thoughts to convince you otherwise on its worth. That being said, my line of work means I am fortunate (privileged …

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LGBTIQ audiences have seen more and more honest representation of themselves in theatrical media as of late, and with cinematic titles like Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name earning recognition outside of the community, Love, Simon arrives just in time for there to be a transition into mainstream cinema. Detailing the titular teenage Simon’s …

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Spin-the-vase, a late night taste of fondu, and a rotting beached whale make for just some of the intricate ingredients of Stephan Elliott’s semi-autobiographical comedy Swinging Safari, a gloriously playful film that finds both the humour and the horror of growing up in Australia in the 1970’s. As kinetic a film it may be – …

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As the American government continues to be viewed with doubtful and suspicious eyes, not to mention the hammering the news media receives, a film like Steven Spielberg’s The Post feels more relevant than ever, despite its 1970’s setting. Before the White House was taken down by the Watergate scandal in 1972, the Presidential estate fought …

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Thoroughly engaging, immensely poignant, and remarkably evocative, ‘Call Me By Your Name’ functions as both a coming-of-age tale and a love story, likely to surprise viewers as to where it travels on both accounts. Based on the novel by Andre Aciman, and co-penned for the screen by director Luca Guadagnino (‘A Bigger Splash’), James Ivory …

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Given his rather impressive history of delivering biting comedy, it’s a shame that Ben Elton’s latest foray into the genre comes up so short. Set over the course of three consecutive instalments of “Westival”, a folk-heavy music festival rife with kooky characters that tick all the stereotypical boxes you’d expect, ‘Three Summers’ is a mostly-miss-only-sporadically-hit …

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The original ‘Bad Moms’ was not a film that demanded a sequel in any way necessary. Its treatment was particularly formulaic, hitting every predictable beat along the way, but as generic as it proved to be, it couldn’t help but rise above itself thanks to a committed cast that made it funnier than it had …

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Whilst no one can deny Chris Hemsworth’s dedication to the role of Thor, it’s fair to say that the films that have accompanied his solo ventures haven’t nearly been as strong as what the character deserves. But as the old saying goes, “Third time’s a charm”, and the injection of New Zealand spitfire Taika Waititi …

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As varying subsets of the horror genre have forged ahead in 2017 as some of the year’s biggest successes (‘Split’, ‘Get Out’ and ‘It’ remain three of the most fruitful ventures), it only makes sense that the slasher genre attempt the resurgence it so desperately deserves. It simply isn’t enough however to let a film …

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“Do androids dream of electric sheep?” It’s a question for the sci-fi ages, one that continually earns mileage in the genre as the concept of artificial beings having their own feelings is something often explored. One of the greatest examples of a film questioning this notion is arguably Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir effort ‘Blade Runner’, …

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