Tesla: Film Review

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When I watched The Current War last year, I left wanting to know more about Nikola Tesla, so I was looking forward to this new biopic – but Tesla is just so bonkers that I wanted to switch it off.

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The Truth: Film Review

The Truth

There might not be any blockbuster releases on the horizon but there are plenty of independent film releases coming to digital over the next few weeks – and first up, it’s Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s French family drama, The Truth.

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First Reformed: Film Review

First Reformed was the one film I felt I really missed out on during the Sundance London film festival so I had to check it out ahead of its release. I felt like everyone has been raving about it, but I can’t say the same – I can appreciate that it’s a well-made movie but I didn’t actively enjoy it.

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Maudie: Film Review

You know when you need a movie that just lifts your spirits and puts a smile on your face? Well Maudie is just that. It is an absolutely wonderful film that brought a tear to my eye.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Film Review

All along I had thought Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looked rubbish so my expectations were so, so low. I think this helped because it was not good, but it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and there were many redeeming factors about it.

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The Magnificent Seven: Film Review 

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I’m not a massive fan of westerns and I wasn’t enthusiastic about such a revered classic like 1960’s The Magnificent Seven being remade. However, those issues wouldn’t have mattered if it was a great film but it’s simply okay and basically a shoot em up by numbers.

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Top Films for September

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How is it September already?! I can’t believe it’s here but there is an impressive slate of films heading your way this month, so I had to expand my usual five-six recommendations to eight and I could have even included more. There is THAT much cool stuff coming up.

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Maggie’s Plan: Film Review

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I love Greta Gerwig so naturally Maggie’s Plan was attractive to me, and she doesn’t disappoint. This is a perfect example of Greta Gerwig fodder – funny, verbose and understated. An adorable movie.

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Predestination: Film Review

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Predestination is one hell of a complex time travel movie and one which doesn’t make an awful lot of sense. Trying to rationalise and make it logical is futile because the logic simply isn’t there. Being a person who likes clear explanations for everything, I was surprised that I still enjoyed it regardless.

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Boyhood: Film Review

Boyhood

This is probably one of the most powerful films I have seen this year. It really makes you look at your life and how quickly time passes and it gave me a slight existential crisis if I’m honest. It is so unique and thought-provoking.

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