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  • Steve James on ‘Life Itself’ and the future of film criticism

    Steve James on ‘Life Itself’ and the future of film criticism

    “I think that really does a huge disservice to film criticism and to film…. It should be worth more than that” In 1994, when filmmaker Steve James was merely 29 years of age, he made the acclaimed documentary Hoop Dreams. Preeminent movie critic Roger Ebert loved the work and bestowed the documentary as his film of [...]

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  • As We Were Dreaming Review – Berlin Film Festival 2015

    As We Were Dreaming Review – Berlin Film Festival 2015

    2/5
    Set in the Leipzig suburbs and based on author Clemens Meyer’s 2006 novel, As We Were Dreaming charts the fortunes of a gang of teenagers adjusting to the changing landscape of the country and the hormonal preoccupations of their age.

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  • Knight of Cups Review – Berlin Film Festival 2015

    Knight of Cups Review – Berlin Film Festival 2015

    2/5
    Unsurprisingly, Knight of Cups boasts an impressive big name cast. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman have all cleared space in their diary to work with this formerly reclusive auteur.

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  • Jimi: All Is By My Side DVD Review

    Jimi: All Is By My Side DVD Review

    3.5/5
    Who doesn’t like a biopic? Well, who doesn’t like a music biopic? There may have been a few duds along the years but to look back at Walk the Line and Ray is to do so with fond remembrance, even if they are both occasionally flawed. However, even the most stunningly made music industry biopic, [...]

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  • Unbroken Review

    Unbroken Review

    3/5
    This is a feature charting the true story of Olympic athlete, Louis Zamperini (played by Jack O’Connell); an Italian-American who was enlisted in the WW II effort on behalf of the Allies.

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  • BiRDMAN Review

    BiRDMAN Review

    2/5
    With his new film BiRDMAN, Mexican miserablist Alejandro González Iñárritu shows he is capable of changing pace, but not necessarily in a manner that will be to everyone's liking.

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