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Waves (2019) Film Review

In cinema, the family dynamic has always been tailor-made for a fascinating journey into the dramatic mindset of interpersonal relationships within a combustible household. Writer/director/co-producer Trey Edward Shults presents such a

Shame (2011)

Steve McQueen’s second directorial outing after the immensely powerful Hunger (2008) is a raw and unflinching portrayal of addiction and loneliness. Michael Fassbender gives an outstanding performance as the cold and distant Brandon, a man…

Shame (2011)

In his long-awaited second feature, what does Shame has in common with Steve McQueen’s brilliant debut Hunger? Not only do both films feature an astounding performance by Michael Fassbender, but they also explore the damaged human body:…

Shame (2011)

Oh well, here goes. I'm wary about writing this review because it's the worst kind of review to write. Shame has been put on a pedestal by critics and praised as a work of genius but here's ignorant little me, someone who just thought it…

Everything Must Go (2011)

Will Ferrell stars in this adaptation of Raymond Carver’s short story ‘Why Don’t You Dance?’ and shows he can do intense dramatic acting just as well as he does his usual comedy shtick. In Everything Must Go he plays Nick Halsey, a…

Shame (2011)

Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a handsome thirty-something New Yorker hailing from Ireland. He owns a tidy single room apartment, paid for by his respectable corporate job. He has friends. A sociable lifestyle. His outward appearance would…