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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    First and foremost, Nomadland is a scathing commentary on how the United States has extensively failed the working class. Based on Jessica Bruder's non-fiction book, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, it's an excellent adaptation with two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand conveying an outstanding performance as the central protagonist. 

    Directed by Chloé Zhao, who also penned the screenplay, it follows Fern undertaking an emotional pilgrimage through the American West after the collapse of the company town where both she…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    From the outset, Minari is very plainly a personal story for writer and director Lee Isaac Chung. Based on his own boyhood experiences, it's an involving drama that sees him disclosing an immigrants' experiences with universally relatable emotionality. Set during the nineteen-eighties, it follows the Yi's; a Korean-American family which has moved from California to a tiny farm in Arkansas in search of their subjective version of the American Dream.

    The wonderfully humane screenplay produces a captivating film with a…

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  • Moonfleet

    Moonfleet

    ★★★½

    Based on J. Meade Falkner's classic tale of smugglers and hidden treasure set in the 18th century on the seacoast village of Moonfleet in Dorset, Moonfleet finds Fritz Lang directing a CinemaScope adventure drama. It observes Scottish child actor Jon Whiteley as a young boy named John Mohune who becomes sent by his dying mother to remain under the protective custody of her former lover, Jeremy Fox, played by Stewart Granger.

    While Fox conveys the deceptive outward appearance of an…

  • One Night in Miami...

    One Night in Miami...

    ★★★★½

    Regina King's first directorial feature observes some of Americans genuine cultural icons gathering together to talk over how they can utilise their talents to make positive changes in the world. Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Malcolm X emerge portrayed to electrifying effect, captured in an amber-like moment on 25 February 1964. 

    It's a tiny moment in time that still pulsates today with the prevalence of the film taking place in a Miami hotel room, which denotatively tells its…

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    1917 is an emotionally harrowing and memorable experience. It’s a movie in which Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) utilises long takes to give the impression of it being one continuous shot, as opposed to an authentic one-shot movie such as Sebastian Schipper’s magnificent Victoria. The trick/gimmick very quickly becomes subordinate however as the story itself is so absorbing, but it’s nonetheless an extraordinary feat, and the crew spent months harmonising shots and sequences so that everything would be…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    This third instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and the final episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga", is a sloppy banquet of a movie that negligently initiates new components whimsically along with new characters that scarcely have an opportunity to be introduced adequately. It's a saddening liquidation of the saga, and perhaps it was an improbable assignment for J. J. Abrams to make a good movie after retaking possession following the absurdity of the disunited consequences of the challenging and…