Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig has an impressive resumé for a young woman in the film industry. She started out as an actor but swiftly proved herself in other fields as well, ticking off each of the big roles one by one. She has demonstrated  her talent for writing with Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015), films […]

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‘The Post’: Streep, Hanks, and Spielberg show off mastery in historical political drama with contemporary undertones

★★★★☆ The Post is a fast-paced thriller on how The Washington Post came to publish the Pentagon Papers, leaked documents revealing how the US government had been lying about the Vietnam War. It is mostly set in the offices and dining halls and mansions of the East Coast aristocracy. There are no chases, physical fights, […]

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Journey’s End

Editor’s note: For those unfamiliar with the play, this review contains one major spoiler. Being the second film adaptation of an R.C. Sherriff play set in the trenches during the First World War, Saul Dibb’s take on Journey’s End does well to flesh out a relatively contained character study. In the play, the setting is […]

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The Glass Castle

Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s previous collaboration with Brie Larson, Short Term 12 – a powerful, personal indie film full of heart and earnest about the lives of children and their care workers at a foster facility – is one of my all-time favourite films. Naturally, when I heard the two were working on another film […]

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