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Wake (2019) Film Review

Love. Death. Fear. Parenthood. Companionship. Angst. Trauma. All these one-worded sentiments are skillfully woven into the seriocomical mixture of director Cyrus Mirakhor's inventively off-kilter dramedy Wake. Ambitiously witty and oddly

Welcome to Me (2014)

When set free, there’s something genuinely unhinged about Kristen Wiig’s performances. Of all the members of the new comedy royalty currently reigning on big and small screen alike, she’s the least predictable. Where Tina Fey brings biting…

Birdman (2014)

He used to be Birdman. It’s the refrain that’s dogged Michael Keaton’s Riggan Thomson for years. Once famous for playing the winged superhero in a trio of films that finished two decades ago, he’s now only famous for… well playing Birdman…

Jackpot (2011)

While the idea of coming into a big pile of cash is top of many a person's wishlist, there are a whole bunch of movies that suggest, as the old saying goes, that money is the route of all evil. Take the Coen brothers as a prime example,…

God Bless America (2011)

Frank (Joel Murray) lives on his own, fed up with the deterioration of society due to mind numbing television programmes and idiotic presenters, his life hits rock bottom when he is fired from his mundane office job and told by his doctor…

Killer Joe (2011)

William Friedkin may not have 100% success rate but few will deny that when he’s good he’s VERY good. My favourite thing about Friedkin is how resolutely he continues to make films that never seem aimed at any target demographic other than…

Carnage (2011)

Irony lies at the heart of Roman Polanski’s latest film and thankfully it is all intentional. Firstly, there is the fact that the director himself made a film set in Brooklyn and about American characters but shot it in France due to his…