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21 Bridges Review

21 Bridges

Irish director Brian Kirk takes the helm of this perfectly serviceable New York crime thriller, co-written by Adam Mervis and Matthew Michael Carnahan. Chadwick Boseman plays Detective Andre Davis, an NYPD officer who as a kid lost his cop dad to violent criminals and now has a Dirty Harry reputation when it comes to deciding on the order in which ...

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The Informer 2019 Review

The Informer

The Swedish crime novel Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellstrom has been relocated to modern day New York in this big, chewy and sometimes indigestible drama thriller from director Andrea Di Stefano, who has adapted the novel with British screenwriter Rowan Joffe. It’s a story about an undercover agent who, in time-honoured style, is informed by his duplicitous ...

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The Addams Family 2019 Review

The Addams Family

There are about half a dozen bright spots in the new animated feature “The Addams Family,” but in between them is the unbright and unoriginal storyline about how the real monsters are the ordinary people, not the weird people. Charles Addams began creating his deliciously macabre characters for one-panel New Yorker cartoons in 1938, but they didn’t get names and ...

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Gwen 2019 Review

Gwen2019

William McGregor’s debut feature is an eerie hybrid of gothic drama and social realism. It comes on like a chilling mystery-horror in the tradition of The Innocents, as a string of calamities befall a woman and her two daughters fighting to keep their farm in 19th-century north Wales. Is some kind of ghostly phenomenon at work? Or, isolated and alone, ...

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Ip Man 4 : The Finale Review

IP man 4

Movies about the legendary martial artist Ip Man have become their own small industry. Wong Kar-Wai’s “The Grandmaster” is the best of the recent works about the Foshan-born icon, but Wilson Yip’s “Ip Man” series is tough to beat for charm and verve. Yip started his career as an irreverent genre re-upholsterer, making violent, punk genre films, the most famous ...

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The Aeronauts 2019 Review

The Aeronauts 2019

The Aeronauts begins just as Amelia Felicity Jones, a balloon pilot, and James Eddie Redmayne, a scientist desperate to prove his theories about the weather, take off on their 19th century vertical adventure in front of a large crowd to much fanfare. In flashbacks, The Aeronauts explains more about their tenuous relationship beyond pilot and scientist: how she lost her ...

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Ode To Joy 2019 Review

Ode To Joy

Charlie can’t feel big emotions especially joy otherwise it will make him pass out. It’s part of a disease he has called cataplexy, in which any large emotion confuses his brain chemistry and causes him to shut down, making him faint right where he’s standing. He’s had it all his life, and it makes him resistant to experience a deep ...

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Western Stars Review

Western Stars Review

Even hardened Bruce Springsteen agnostics were converted after watching last year’s Netflix documentary of his Springsteen on Broadway show – a straight-up account of an acoustic set of greatest hits. You really would have to be clinically soul-dead not to be blown away by the intensity of his performance and the monologues about his childhood and early career, scripted with ...

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Automation 2019 Review

Automation 2019 Review

Automation is a sci-fi movie from director Garo Setian, starring Elissa Dowling Tales of Halloween, Sadie Katz Bus Party to Hell and Parry Shen Hatchet and follows a workplace robot that transforms into a killing machine after learning it is going to get replaced by a more efficient model. Automation follows a company that has welcomed in a robot named ...

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The Souvenir Review

The Souvenir

Joanna Hogg is one of the few current British directors whose work is instantly recognisable. She makes forensic, minutely observed dramas about (to put it crudely) posh folk. Hogg is relentless in the way she probes into the lives of seemingly confident and privileged characters, exposing their vulnerabilities, prejudices and what she has described as “the inner mechanisms” of their ...

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