Hearts Beat Loud

Brett Haley's fourth feature is an unassuming indie drama with some memorable music and surprising emotional depth.…

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Arrival

Advertisements Arrival‘s non-linear structure weaves in and out like memory, stitching together pieces of a puzzle. The question, answer, and method is in front of you the whole time, and on re-watch, it’s even more apparent how immensely brave the editing is.…

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The Hours

Advertisements The Hours weaves together the lives and time of three incredibly different but pain-sharing women with fascination. You have to marvel at the sheer delicacy in the structure of the different narrative lines and the consistency of the emotional arc running…

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Let the Sunshine In

The newest film from the celebrated French auteur, Claire Denis, is a minor work, but finishes strong.…

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Carol

Advertisements Carol encapsulates what we shouldn’t be able to encapsulate. The dull lifelessness of longing for someone, and the painful but hopeful process of someone’s meaning growing in your life. It puts all those tangled up, heart-bursting-out-your-chest feelings into a form that…

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018: 5 Must See Films

Advertisements On the 7th of June, documentary lovers descended on Sheffield’s city center for six days of films and fun in the sun. This year the festival opened itself up to the virtual reality boom and many other modern interpretations of storytelling.…

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The Disaster Artist

Advertisements The Disaster Artist hits Amazon Prime this month so I sat down to watch arguably the most critically acclaimed film that I missed last year. Based on the book of the same name, the A24 product chronicles the making of the…

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Hotel Artemis

Advertisements Hotel Artemis starts off as a sort of near-future spin-off of John Wick, focusing on its own set of rules detached from the everyday life that we experience. It seeks satisfaction in that discrepancy, finding moments of intrigue in how that ruleset…

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