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Review | Polish film ‘Corpus Christi’ tackles faith and forgiveness

Review | Polish film ‘Corpus Christi’ tackles faith and forgiveness

Corpus Christi | Dir: Jan Komasa | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  This Polish film is based on actual events. Twenty year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia) is paroled from prison after serving time for second-degree murder. After finding comfort in religion during his prison term, his desire is to become an ordained priest, but his criminal record prevents […]

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Review | ‘Girls Can’t Surf’ expertly highlights fight for equality in sport

Review | ‘Girls Can’t Surf’ expertly highlights fight for equality in sport

Girls Can’t Surf | Dir: Christopher Nelius | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Well, girls and women can surf but that wasn’t the generally held belief in the early 1980s when a group of women decided to take on the male-dominated professional surfing world after being allowed to compete since 1976. Theirs was a fight for inclusion, recognition and […]

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Review | ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ sparks discussion on mental illness

Review | ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ sparks discussion on mental illness

Words on Bathroom Walls | Dir: Thor Freudenthal | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Based on the popular Young Adult novel by Julia Walton and directed by German director Thor Freudenthal who directed The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this PG13 -rated film is moving and cinematically fantastic depiction of a teenager dealing with a mental illness. […]

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Review | ‘Honest Thief’ provides a purely escapist thriller

Review | ‘Honest Thief’ provides a purely escapist thriller

Honest Thief | Dir: Mark Williams | ★ ★ ★  ½  Filmed in late 2018, Honest Thief is pure escapism. Times have changed (it is rated PG for Crude References, Brief Strong Language and Strong Violence) and this just the sort of big screen film to make the world go away for 100 minutes. It has […]

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Check out the trailer for the film version of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

Check out the trailer for the film version of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

  The trailer of the fantastically queer musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has just arrived. The British musical has made the journey from stage to screen in record time, it’s only a few years since it had its first performance in Sheffield. Since then the musical has been a sensation in the West End, had a tour […]

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The life of Marie Curie is brought to the screen in ‘Radioactive’

The life of Marie Curie is brought to the screen in ‘Radioactive’

The life of scientist Marie Curie is brought to the screen with British actor Rosamund Pike in the leading role. Radioactive is based on a graphic novel by Lauren Redniss. Curie was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize in 1903 for her contributions to physics. At first the committee was only going to recognise […]

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Review | ‘Dirt Music’ shows off the beauty of Western Australia

Review | ‘Dirt Music’ shows off the beauty of Western Australia

Dirt Music | Dir: Gregor Jordon | ★ ★ ★ ½  Based on the award-winning Australian novel by Tim Winton, Dirt Music is one of those films that looks good, especially on the big screen. It is a spectacular advertisement for Western Australia, with locations ranging from the pristine beaches in the south to the red […]

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Review | ‘Broken Hearts Gallery’ is a romcom for a new generation

Review | ‘Broken Hearts Gallery’ is a romcom for a new generation

Broken Hearts Gallery | Dir: Natalie Krinsky | ★ ★ ★ ★  Twenty-five year old Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan seems to have taken Hollywood by storm and simply sparkles in this Gen-Y rom-com set in New York. People might recall her standout performances in the 2018 comedy Blockers or last year’s coming-of-age drama Hala. Alongside her is […]

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Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman leads upcoming LGBTIQ+ horror film

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman leads upcoming LGBTIQ+ horror film

Actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman leads the cast of an upcoming horror film, pitting him against some dangerously homophobic neighbours in Spiral. The Unreal star and Canada’s Drag Race judge is Malik, who moves to a quaint new town with his partner Aaron (Ari Cohen) and daughter Kayla (Jennifer Laporte) to start a new life. The trailer takes a dark […]

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Helen Reddy biopic ‘I Am Woman’ heads to streaming service Stan

The Helen Reddy biopic I Am Woman will arrive at streaming service Stan from 28th August. The film was set for a cinema release in May but was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The film follows the Australian singers journey to fame. Reddy arrived in New York in 1966, virtually broke and a single mother of a […]

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