At Eternity’s Gate: Film Review

During awards season, I was really annoyed that At Eternity’s Gate was the only gap in my film knowledge, the only film in a major category that I hadn’t seen, and now I’ve finally seen it I can say it wasn’t worth the wait.

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Dumbo: Film Review

There are lots of Disney live-action remakes coming up and I wasn’t immediately thrilled about the idea of a Dumbo one, so I was pleasantly surprised and satisfied to learn that it’s a faithful remake and expansion of the 1941 original.

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Us: Film Review

Where does one start with a review of Us? The film is so layered, complex and full of hidden meaning that I couldn’t even attempt to write my review immediately after I saw it – it leaves you thinking and I needed time to process it first. I’m still mulling it over in my head but I’ve read a lot of helpful think pieces so I feel ready to give it a go.

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Pics: Eva Green, Colin Farrell and Tim Burton at the Dumbo London premiere

Tonight it was the London premiere of Dumbo and the stars from the film – including Colin Farrell, Eva Green and Danny DeVito – joined director Tim Burton on the stripey carpet at the Curzon Mayfair.

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Five Feet Apart: Film Review

I think Haley Lu Richardson is fantastic in everything she does so I’m really happy she is getting lead roles in more mainstream movies. I have been championing her since The Edge of Seventeen and hopefully with Five Feet Apart more people will appreciate her talent. Needless to say, her performance was moving and simply fantastic here too.

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Triple Frontier: Netflix Film Review

I must admit I’m still not completely on top of Netflix film releases but I took notice of Triple Frontier because of the talent onboard, with Margin Call and A Most Violent Year‘s J.C. Chandor up front as director and co-writer, along with Zero Dark Thirty’s Mark Boal, and a cast which includes Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. That’s an impressive line-up!

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Benjamin: Film Review

Simon Amstell made his directorial debut with 2017’s Carnage, which was not my bag (I turned it off), but he has written and directed a film that’s much more my vibe for his second effort – the semi-autobiographical indie romcom Benjamin.

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What Men Want: Film Review

I didn’t really think the 2000 Mel Gibson movie What Women Want warranted a female-led remake but I was at least satisfied with the casting of Taraji P. Henson, who is excellent in Empire. She is a fun, charismatic lead in What Men Want, which isn’t a complete success but has some enjoyable moments.

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Ben is Back: Film Review

Ben is Back comes out in the UK just two months after Beautiful Boy, another drama which follows a 20-something drug addict and their relationship with a parent, so you would be forgiven for wondering if it’s worth a watch as well – and I’m here to tell you that it is.

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The Kindergarten Teacher: Film Review

I love Maggie Gyllenhaaal (particularly when she waved at me at the BAFTAs years ago) and I think she is a fantastic actress – something which she continues to prove in The Kindergarten Teacher, a gripping drama in which she plays a morally questionable teacher.

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