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Justine review – tender Brighton-set queer romance with social angst | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Justine review – tender Brighton-set queer romance with social angst | Film” Remember all-consuming crushes and awkward first dates? For young people in this age of self-isolation, such tender encounters might well be from another century. Chronicling a young lesbian romance set in a wintry Brighton, Justine is …

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Veins of the World review – arresting portrait of nomadic life | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Veins of the World review – arresting portrait of nomadic life | Film” Veins of the World sees Mongolian director Byambasuren Davaa, whose debut, The Story of the Weeping Camel, earned an Oscar nomination for best documentary, again turn her evocative, naturalistic lens on to the lives of …

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Gunda: a wordless 90-minute animal movie of mind-blowing ordinariness – and a work of genius | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Gunda: a wordless 90-minute animal movie of mind-blowing ordinariness – and a work of genius | Film” I have ventured to the cinema twice to see Godzilla vs Kong; on the second occasion I even attended a venue where the sound is synchronised to the seats, so my …

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Ip Man: Kung Fu Master review – stylish martial arts potboiler | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Ip Man: Kung Fu Master review – stylish martial arts potboiler | Film” For those not up to date with the martial arts film canon, Ip Man was a real historical figure: a master of Wing Chun, a type of southern Chinese kung fu, who until relatively recently …

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Cranston Academy: Monster Zone review – colourful if derivative Hogwartsian animation | Animation in film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Cranston Academy: Monster Zone review – colourful if derivative Hogwartsian animation | Animation in film” The two nominal main characters of this derivative but reasonably amusing computer-animated feature are a pair of teenage kids attending an elite Hogwartsian science school called Cranston Academy in London; the location signified …

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Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Ride or Die review – bloody revenge and blossoming love in shocking Japanese thriller | Film” The prolific director Ryūichi Hiroki has carved out a niche in modern Japanese cinema with his willingness to delve into the darker sides of sexuality. Following a start in the softcore “pink” …

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Hard Target: Jean-Claude Van Damme issues a roundhouse kick to class privilege | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Hard Target: Jean-Claude Van Damme issues a roundhouse kick to class privilege | Film” Landing on streaming services after delays and controversy is The Hunt – an unsubtle, bloody satire in which wealthy Democrats hunt a group of captured “deplorables”. But in this moment of exponentially widening social …

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Valley of Souls review – quietly devastating Colombian drama | Drama films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Valley of Souls review – quietly devastating Colombian drama | Drama films” “I thank those who have agreed to revisit these dark times,” reads the title card that closes this drama about a fisherman’s harrowing journey to retrieve the bodies of his two sons. Set in 2002, in …

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‘In the Earth’: Ben Wheatley’s Pandemic-Psychedelic Horrorshow

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article ” ‘In the Earth’: Ben Wheatley’s Pandemic-Psychedelic Horrorshow ” Welcome back, Weird-as-fuck Ben Wheatley. We’ve missed you. Since Down Terrace, the 2009 blend of Sopranos-style gangster saga and kitchen-sink drama that remains one of the strongest debut films in a decade, the British director has fashioned himself as …

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