Movies Review

Movies Review

The End of the Storm review – salute to Liverpool’s triumph not much Kop | Documentary films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “The End of the Storm review – salute to Liverpool’s triumph not much Kop | Documentary films” Liverpool’s imperious march to the Premier League title in 2020 was interrupted – and almost derailed – by the coronavirus pandemic; the club had to endure a nervy few weeks before …

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Crash review – Cronenberg’s auto eroticism still has impact | Drama films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Crash review – Cronenberg’s auto eroticism still has impact | Drama films” In 1996, David Cronenberg’s movie Crash, now rereleased in 4K digital, became the subject of the last great “banning” controversy for a new film in Britain. His vision of the erotic car crash got brimstone denunciations …

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The Night Porter review – descent into sex and Nazism still chills | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “The Night Porter review – descent into sex and Nazism still chills | Film” Mixed feelings are the only ones possible about the rerelease of Liliana Cavani’s 1974 shocker The Night Porter, a ripe piece of upper-middlebrow arthouse scandal in its day. The extremes of critical responses – …

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Jungleland review – a neon-lit squint at the American dream | Drama films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Jungleland review – a neon-lit squint at the American dream | Drama films” Fed up of ducking bailiffs and squatting in abandoned houses, brothers Stan (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O’Connell) leave western Massachusetts and head for Jungleland, a competitive bare-knuckle boxing tournament in California with a cash …

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The Shiny Shrimps review – water polo comedy stuck at the shallow end | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “The Shiny Shrimps review – water polo comedy stuck at the shallow end | Film” Are feelgood swimming comedies about men in pools wearing silly Speedos becoming a thing? Last year from France we had Le Grand Bain, or Sink or Swim, about a depressed middle-aged man joining …

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Honey Boy review – Shia LaBeouf turns therapy into big-screen drama | Toronto film festival 2019

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Honey Boy review – Shia LaBeouf turns therapy into big-screen drama | Toronto film festival 2019” For what seemed like an interminable amount of time earlier this decade, Shia LaBeouf was an unbearable and unbearably over-reported distraction. His initial promise as a precocious child star extended into his …

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Waiting for the Barbarians review – Johnny Depp turns up the heat in the desert | Venice film festival 2019

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Waiting for the Barbarians review – Johnny Depp turns up the heat in the desert | Venice film festival 2019” The Colombian director Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent) seems interested in the processes by which the west colonised the rest, so it’s fitting that he has cast …

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Waves review – stylish family tragedy soars before washing away | Toronto film festival 2019

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “Waves review – stylish family tragedy soars before washing away | Toronto film festival 2019” There are two movies playing out within Waves, the third offering from the rising indie wunderkind Trey Edward Shults, perhaps not surprising to anyone familiar with his previous two efforts. In Krisha, an …

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For Sama review – affecting chronicle of life in war-torn Aleppo | Documentary films

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “For Sama review – affecting chronicle of life in war-torn Aleppo | Documentary films” There is a scene in the middle of this powerful, harrowing and deeply human documentary about life under siege in Aleppo, Syria, that perfectly encapsulates its mixture of horror and hope. In the terrible …

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How to Build a Girl review – Caitlin Moran memoir becomes funny and generous film | Film

Join Soundtrack Stream to Research the article “How to Build a Girl review – Caitlin Moran memoir becomes funny and generous film | Film” Some pure Caitlin Moran gold is to be had in this very funny and sometimes inspiring coming-of-age comedy, adapted by the columnist and author Moran from her bestselling autobiographical novel from …

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