How do you know you’re watching a horror film that just wants to have fun? The clues are that it’s cast Nicholas Cage as a possessed papa, has a runtime under ninety minutes and features a Shining tribute that ends with a housekeeper wiping out her daughter off screen with a meat cleaver.
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In Wonder Wheel, Kate Winslet plays an embittered woman who is trapped in an unhappy place and continuously complains of migraines. By the final stages of the film, her plight is one with which it is increasingly easy to empathise.
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So long as individuals continue to masque fascinating lives behind a facade of persona, providing society hasn’t done this for them, documentaries will continue mine the treasures of history. To the world, Hedy Lamarr might have been a cut-out Hollywood beauty but as Alexandra Dean’s Bombshell reveals, genius lay behind ‘that face’.
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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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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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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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