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Film Review: Breathe

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Andy Serkis steps out of the motion capture suit and into the director’s chair for this moving true story of the film’s producer Jonathan Cavendish’s parents, and the remarkable lives they led. Andrew Garfield plays Robin, a charming and athletic tea-broker, who marries the beautiful Diana (Claire Foy), before they set off on their life […]

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Film Review: Hell or High Water

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After the popcorn action blockbusters that have made his name, Chris Pine really shows off his versatility in the quiet, introspective Hell or High Water. David McKenzie brilliantly directs this story of a pair of bank-robbing brothers in West Texas, and the rangers on their tail. Taylor Sheridan, of Sicario fame, pens the tight script. Ben Foster is […]

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Film Review: Snowden

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Directed by controversial biopic master Oliver Stone, Snowden is a dramatisation of the events in whistleblower Edward Snowden’s life leading up to the 2013 NSA leak. Speaking (via video link) at San Diego Comic Con last year, Snowden himself expressed his discomfort with the movie being made at all, but went on to say: “…[But one thing] […]

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Film Review: Nocturnal Animals

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This electric thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams comes to us from fashion-guru-turned-director Tom Ford. Maintaining shoulder-aching tension throughout all two hours, this is possible one of the most gripping films ever made. Adams plays Susan, a disillusioned artist, whose unhappy marriage is thrown into sharp relief with the arrival of a package from […]

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Film Review: My Pure Land

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My Pure Land is an Urdu-language feature from British-Pakistani director Sarmad Masud, telling the true story of a young woman called Nazo who was forced to defend her home amidst a bitter family feud. Nazo, played with steel by Suhaee Abro. Alongside her young sister, mother, and family friend, they are besieged in their isolated […]