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Day: 16 August 2017

Film Review: The Untamed

★★★★☆ While Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu are busy across the border in Hollywood, Amat Escalante has taken up the reins as his country’s controversial festival darling. He is, in effect, the bad boy of contemporary […]

Film Review: Quest

★★★★☆ Quest director Jonathan Olshefski spent nine years befriending and filming the Raineys, beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, and ending with the ascendancy of Trump; inauspicious bookends marking a tumultuous decade.The finished documentary is a meditative study […]

Film Review: Dark Night

★★☆☆☆ The defining quality of poetry is that much of the page is blank. This is the ‘white space’ literary critic Christopher Ricks claimed that words dissolve into, allowing the reader room to think. In Tim Sutton’s Dark Night, that […]

Film Review: Atomic Blonde

★★★★☆ The opening credits to David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde boldly announce that this is not the story of the Berlin Wall’s fall – its symbolic destruction instead serving as a backdrop for superspy Lorraine Broughton’s (Charlize Theron) often thrilling misadventures.Opening […]