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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★★

    As frustratingly woeful as the sequel to the equally as arduous Fantastic Beasts is, it is undeserving of the seething criticism it has been met with by most filmgoers.

    It suffers from stale exposition (J.K. Rowling is by far a better novelist than she is a screenwriter) and the casting of Johnny Depp is an ignorant choice, but you’d be lying if you didn’t think this felt like a Harry Potter film, a crucial nuance that was missing in the…

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★½

    2018 has proven to be an iconic year for the representation of African-American racial discrimination in cinema. First we had Blackkklansman, a tale of a black detective infiltrating the KKK, and then we had The Hate U Give, a shocking yet inspiring insight into police brutality. Now there’s Blindspotting, a deeply moving illustration of the paranoia surrounding racial discrimination in America from law enforcement; but this feels different. This provides a powerful punch of gut-wrenching emotion.

    From the opening scenes…

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★★

    Bohemian Rhapsody is a far better film than it ought to be. With its troublesome and soap opera-esque production (it saw more dramatic departures than an episode of Eastenders), many expected nothing but a turmoiled and messy final project. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

    Bohemian, like Mercury’s childhood hobby, can be related to a boxing fight - a fighter gets rocked in the opening round and looks destined to crumble under the pressure. But he gets up, regains his…

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★

    A Simple Favour is by no means Feig’s best project (that slot is reserved for Bridesmaids) but his latest outing still has a lot to be admired.

    Led by the dynamic duo of Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively; the former a ‘perfect mom’, the latter anything but, Feig manages to find a complementary balance between the two stars which result in a handful of laughs. Lively in particular is the shining star, who cashes in perhaps her most comedic role…