Review – Skin

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Basing a movie on true events comes with many challenges. Filmmakers often have to make choices based on what is more important, historical accuracy or the cinematic story they are trying to tell. The right answer is often up to the viewer, with them deciding if they accept the presentation displayed in front of them. Written and directed by Guy Nativ, Skin is a biographical release that manages to be a flawed but effective drama about a man’s unlikely journey from hate to redemption.

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Review – Midsommar

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With Hereditary, Ari Aster proved that he was a force to be reckoned with when it comes to modern tales of dread. Delivering what many consider to be one of the best horror films of the last decade, the anticipation for his next picture has been extremely high. Once again written and directed by Aster, the new release Midsommar proves to be an excellent follow-up, presenting a character-driven experience that uses a horrific backdrop to tell a deeply human narrative.

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Review – We Need to Talk About Kevin

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The history of cinema has shown that many movie-goers are simply looking for an escape, allowing them to venture into a different world, where good triumphs over evil. Whereas a lot of filmmakers can create this, others prefer to delve into the darker realities of the real world that many want to forget. One such director is Lynne Ramsay, showing with We Need to Talk About Kevin, how she can masterfully carry the weight of a heavy subject in order to deliver an incredible narrative.

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Review – Brightburn

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Continuing to dominate the box office, superhero films are truly a dime a dozen these days. With this in mind, their repetitive nature has recently birthed fatigue with some moviegoers. Directed by David Yarovesky, Brightburn is a release that attempts to put a fresh twist on a classic comic book tale. Unfortunately, it does so in a poorly executed manner, lacking the development required for a well-told narrative.

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Review – Spider-Man: Far From Home

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With Avengers: Endgame feeling like a season finale for the Marvel Film saga, many wondered what the next step would be. As is the case with most blockbusters, the series is now venturing into another era with a brand new chapter. Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home is a movie filled with solid characters and crowd-pleasing action, sadly hampered by its lack of style, predictable narrative and sluggish first act.

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