Film reviews and more

Month: May 2019

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#John Bleasdale #Reviews

Film Review: The Lighthouse

★★★★★ There’s something heartening about genius being put in the service of madness. Already this Cannes we’ve seen the exemplar in a fully restored 4K version of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, but at the Quinzaine a sea-change took place. Robert […]

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Film Review: Amazing Grace

★★★★☆ Based on the 1972 Grammy award-winning album of the same name, Amazing Grace is a moving, long-awaited celebration of the late Aretha Franklin. There are no grand gestures of narrative here, but just a simple, delightful montage of Franklin’s […]

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#Alasdair Bayman #Reviews

Film Review: Birds of Passage

★★★★☆ After exploding onto the international film scene with the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, Ciro Guerra returns to cinemas with another story of Colombian tradition. His latest film, Birds of Passage, merges the western gangster genre with a spiritual […]

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27 motoring lessons from 27 films

How well do you know your motoring film trivia? Car-related breakdowns occur in more films than you may think. Unsurprisingly, vehicles in films are more likely to break down in a horror movie, with comedies a close second. Some of […]