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The King of Staten Island Review

Judd Apatow directs the semi-autobiographical tale of Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson in this touching, melancholy dramedy.

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  • 11th June 2020
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The High Note Review

Dakota Johnson stars as aspiring record producer and PA to Tracee Ellis Ross’s legendary R&B star in Late Night director Nisha Ganatra’s easy-going music industry crowd-pleaser.

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  • 5th June 2020
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GFF 2020: Deerskin Review

French auteur Quentin Dupieux returns with another oddball curio, which sees Jean Dujardin’s middle-aged sad sack becoming obsessed with a deerskin jacket.

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  • 19th March 2020
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GFF 2020: Calm With Horses Review

Cosmo Jarvis delivers a standout leading performance in Nick Rowland’s muscular debut feature, Irish crime thriller Calm With Horses.

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  • 12th March 2020
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Richard Jewell Review

Clint Eastwood tackles the story of Richard Jewell, a security guard thrust into public consciousness after the Centennial Park bombing in 1996, featuring a breakout lead role for Paul Walter Hauser.

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  • 27th January 2020
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1917 Review

Sam Mendes’s one-shot, first world war Oscar favourite is a technical achievement in search of a compelling story.

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  • 21st January 2020
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The Irishman Review

Martin Scorsese’s sprawling, masterful crime epic is a wintry, melancholy examination of loyalty, corruption, family and regret.

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  • 6th November 2019
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Blinded by the Light Review

A teenager’s life in 1980s Britain is transformed when he discovers Bruce Springsteen’s music in Gurinder Chadha’s coming-of-age crowd-pleaser.

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  • 12th July 2019
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EIFF 2019: End of Sentence Review

John Hawkes and Logan Lerman star in this tender portrait of grief and fractured family dynamics as a father and son embark on an Irish road trip.

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  • 1st July 2019
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EIFF 2019: Strange But True Review

Nick Robinson investigates a mysterious pregnancy in Rowan Athale’s half-baked, tonally mismanaged thriller.

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  • 26th June 2019
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