Review – Fast Color

Fast Color Review

We now live in an era of the comic book film. Filled with huge set-pieces, the genre continues to demolish box office records. While some of these movies have started to integrate more nuanced narratives, they have largely been CGI filled crowd-pleasers. Co-written and directed by Julia Hart, Fast Color is a new superhero origin that trades action and spectacle for a grounded story, propelled by well-developed characters.

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Review – Little Woods

Little Woods

Gender equality in film is one of the biggest subjects being discussed within modern cinema circles. In the past, neither actresses nor female filmmakers have been represented in the way they deserved. Thankfully, recent history has shown the tide to be shifting, with releases that have felt completely natural. Written and directed by Nia DaCosta, with Tessa Thompson and Lily James starring, Little Woods is a movie focused on its characters, resulting in a grounded story that exceptionally highlights the struggles of modern America.

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Review – Arctic

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While many films pit their protagonist against a human counterpart, others depict those who must face the natural elements and all that comes with it. Co-written and directed by Joe Penna, Arctic is a new survival drama film that aims to do just that. Gruelling in its subject matter and purposeful in its pace, this is a movie that successfully delivers a brutal experience.

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Review – Ghost Stories

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The last decade has been filled with wonderful pieces of horror cinema. Films such as IT and Get Out have become modern classics to many movie-goers. While most of these have come from North American filmmakers, other foreign directors have aimed to make just as big an impact within the genre. Written and directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman (and adapted from their play of the same name), Ghost Stories is a recent horror release from Britain. Superb in its storytelling, this is a movie that presents us with highly effective scares, interwoven within some remarkable filmmaking.

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Review – High Life

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Like superstar actors and directors, many modern-day production companies have built a following from the quality of the work they create. An example of this is A24, with their creator-driven approach. In recent years, they have released movies such as Hereditary and Moonlight, garnering much praise from the independent film crowd. Co-written and directed by Claire Denis, High Life is a release that many have been anticipating. While being a visceral science-fiction experience, this is a movie that unfortunately is not able to tell the story its provocative imagery deserves.

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