The Laundromat: Film Review

I was really gutted when The Laundromat press screening was scheduled for after I left Venice this year – I love Steven Soderbergh and the cast he’s assembled – but it turns out I didn’t miss much at all. The Laundromat is a proper misfire.

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Pain and Glory: Film Review

Antonio Banderas won the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in Pedro Almodovar‘s Pain and Glory earlier this year and now I can see why. What a terrific performance!

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Life Itself: Film Review

I love Dan Fogelman‘s TV creation, the emotional family drama This Is Us. Many people (particularly in the UK) have criticised it for being too sentimental but I love the story and characters and how moving it is. I never noticed how sappy it was watching an episode a week, but Fogelman’s love of the sentimental tearjerker was blindly obvious with Life Itself, which he wrote and directed.

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Life Itself: LFF Film Review

I love Dan Fogelman‘s TV creation, the emotional family drama This Is Us. Many people (particularly in the UK) have criticised it for being too sentimental but I love the story and characters and how moving it is. I never noticed how sappy it was watching an episode a week, but Fogelman’s love of the sentimental tearjerker was blindly obvious with Life Itself, which he wrote and directed.

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