Ad Astra: Film Review

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A sci-fi starring Brad Pitt?! Yes, please! I had been excited for Ad Astra for quite some time, but, in all honesty, I was a bit disappointed. It’s good, but not at all what I expected.

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Teen Spirit: Film Review

Max Minghella – who you’ll probably know from The Handmaid’s Tale and The Mindy Project – has made his writing and directing debut with Teen Spirit, which is basically a dramatisation of shows like The X Factor.

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Hustlers: Film Review

I had been excited for Hustlers for ages – Jennifer Lopez as a stripper, yes please! – but that excitement ramped up over the weekend when the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. And I can confirm that the hype is real.

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Top Films for September

It’s the start of September which means it’s time to look ahead at this month’s cinema releases. Here are the ones I’m looking forward to the most.

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It Chapter Two: Film Review

I’m not a big fan of horror films but I loved the first chapter of IT. I thought it was a terrifying horror but also a funny coming-of-age piece. Naturally, given it’s set 27 years later, Chapter Two doesn’t have that coming-of-age aspect anymore and so I didn’t enjoy it quite as much.

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What I saw at the 2019 Venice Film Festival

Unless you have been living in a cave, you will know that I attended the 2019 Venice Film Festival in Italy last week. Sadly, I couldn’t afford to do the whole thing so I am now back in the UK and have finally caught up with my reviews.

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Revenir (Back Home): Venice Film Review

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The last film I saw at the 2019 Venice Film Festival was Revenir (Back Home), a French drama starring Niels Schneider and Adele Exarchopoulus, and it was a pretty fine way to go out.

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Ema: Venice Film Review

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Whenever I go to a film festival, there is always one film I really dislike amongst all the belters and hidden gems, and this year’s spot goes to Ema.

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Joker: Venice Film Review

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Woah, I thought I was prepared for Joker, but it turns out I wasn’t. Because the iconic Batman villain has been seen on screen many times before, you think you know what his origins film will be like but you don’t. Joker will shock and surprise you A LOT.

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Seberg: Venice Film Review

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Kristen Stewart is having a really great run at the moment, isn’t she? Well, I can assure this continues with Seberg, in which she is on fine form once again.

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