The Hollywood Outlaw, Cliff Booth

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This article contains spoilers for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Read at your own risk.

There are very few men like Quentin Tarantino left in the movie industry. While some filmmakers have an uncompromising vision, only a small group are able to deliver story-focused pieces of cinema with large budgets to back it up. This privilege has allowed him to deliver a multitude of iconic characters, each using well-written dialogue to reach their status of fame.

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Review – Share

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Reality is filled with an abundance of dark situations that can happen to any of us. The history of cinema has shown that a well-made film can convey such distress with great effectiveness, portraying a good narrative while still touching our emotions. Written and directed by Pippa Bianco, Share is an outstanding movie that takes us on the powerful journey of a young girl who believes she may have been raped.

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Review – The Souvenir

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Action and spectacle: two of the biggest attractors for movie watchers in the modern era. When done right, a blockbuster can be just as effective as any other piece of cinema. The beauty of motion pictures is that many genres and styles are able to co-exist, including those with a much slower pace. Written and directed by Joanna Hogg, The Souvenir is a new release that deliberately takes its time to unfold a beautiful coming of age drama.

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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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