Those familiar with Dominic Mitchell’s BBC TV series In the Flesh may encounter a touch of déjà vu while watching The Cured. It’s more than just the matching premise – cured ‘zombies’ being reintegrated into a society unwilling to forget their mindless misdoings – it’s in the kitchen sink quality, the politics, the gloomy tone and saturated aesthetic. There’s even overlap in homoerotic subtexts. A first feature by writer-director David Freyne, The Cured has a broader scope but mixed results by virtue of it.
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With Deadpool 2 hitting cinemas worldwide this week, we thought it’d be fun to remember what it was we loved so much Tim Miller’s original Deadpool back in 2016.
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Hard that it is to quite keep up with the retirements and renewals of Studio Ghibli, the day of a new Japanese animation studio has dawned. Literally so, for Studio Ponoc takes its name from a Serbo-Croatian word referring to the beginning of a new day. There is, however, a great deal that is familiar about their visually gorgeous debut feature: Mary and the Witch’s Flower.
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Hollywood’s best kept (here meaning not true) secret is that thirty per cent of new films are commissioned by a producer flinging darts at a list of classic movies.
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Andrew Haigh’s latest film is somewhat emblematic of his own career progression. After Weekend and 45 Years, Lean on Pete sees the director burst his spheres of British suburbia to explore new territories. Stateside, Haigh translates his favoured hues to broader horizons and brings empathy, irony and stoic realism.
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We’re all leisure seekers when it comes to cinema but those seeking pleasure will find their patience tested somewhat with Paolo Virzì’s English-language debut feature: The Leisure Seeker.
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Well done Marvel, you’ve handed Disney another hit. Not just a hit, indeed, but a massive, record-breaking, box-office-smashing, global success story. Or so we’re told.
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