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Leave No Trace – 28 June 2019

Debra Granik’s new film, “Leave No Trace,” adapted from the 2009 novel, My Abandonment by Peter Rock, combines elements of “Winter’s Bone” and “Stray Dog,” the young girl off the grid, the troubled veteran living with PTSD. “Leave No Trace”

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Isle of Dogs – 31 May 2019

Isle of Dogs is a delight: funny, touching and full of heartfelt warmth and wit. With breathtaking visuals and an uncanny eye for canine behaviour, it transposes the kid-friendly charm of The Incredible Journey to the post-apocalyptic landscapes of Mad

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A Fantastic Woman – 26 April 2019

Sebastián Lelio’s Oscar-nominated film A Fantastic Woman is a sublime study in the exalted ordeal of grief. It is also as gripping as any procedural crime thriller, and cops and police doctors do play a role. I went into a

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Metropolis – 29 March 2019

One of the biggest, strangest, maddest films in cinema history. Fritz Lang’s 1927 film is a crazed futurist epic, a mythic sprawl with something of Jung and Wagner, and dystopian nightmare about a city-state built on slave labour, whose prosperity

The Young Offenders – 22 February 2019

Inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 25 January 2019

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold

Menashe, 30 November 2018

Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe–a kind, hapless grocery store clerk–struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son

Get Out, 27 October 2018

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal

Loveless, 28 September 2018

In LOVELESS, Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if

Sorry about August!

I just realised I only saved August’s post as a draft, so it was never published in the time for the film. My bad! I publish it now to complete the historical record. I will proceed from here to create

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