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A Fantastic Woman | Review

★★★★★

By default of its plot, Sebastián Lelio’s Chilean Oscar winner, A Fantastic Woman, challenges the mind and engages the heart. It is a dream-like film that sees darkness soaked in light and realism bathed in magic and is utterly compelling.

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7 franchises with unfinished business

With Robert Downey Jr. this week suggesting that a third Sherlock Holmes film is on the horizon – seven years after the release of A Game of Shadows – we decided to investigate the future of five other franchises who recon there’s more to come…at some point.

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The Nile Hilton Incident | Review

★★★★

There’s a terrific scene early on in The Nile Hilton Incident in which Fares Fares’ Commander Noredin Mostafa attends a crime scene and proceeds to rob the victim whilst in the midst of his investigation. It is an instance that perfectly captures the complexity of the world in which the film unfolds and establishes its lead as a fascinating protagonist.

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We need to talk about THAT Oscars moment

We were ready to move on. ‘That’s it for Oscar coverage for another year,’ we said. But we can’t stop thinking about THAT moment. We’ve mulled it over and tried to let it go but we just can’t. Yep, we need to talk about why that Oscars cinema-crash sketch was SO not okay.

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