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  • DeKalb Elementary

    DeKalb Elementary

    ★★★½

    The The Silent Child Film was the worthy winner of best short live action film Oscar this year. Meaningful, important and very moving, if a touch heavy-handed. Catch that, the very funny #TheElevenOClock which has a brilliantly executed premise, the topical DeKalb Elementary, the stark, sobering, shocking My Nephew Emmett, and the intense, tense Kenyan film Watu Wote - All of us, which highlights the worst and the very best of humanity in an appalling situation. There's a stack of…

  • 89

    89

    ★★★★

    "One minute to go. McMahon has got the word from the Kop obviously." 89 The Film at Stratford East Picturehouse.

    Compelling doc on Arsenal's legendary title-winning win in the last minute of the last match of the season at title rival Liverpool's Anfield. Pretty good as a sporting documentary, brilliant as an Arsenal fans nostalgic memoir.

    One for the Gooners out there.

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  • On Body and Soul

    On Body and Soul

    ★★★★

    Two damaged, socially hamstrung and emotionally locked in people experience a metaphysical connection and find each other. Tender, lovely drama, set against the mundanity of run of the mill modern life and the stark brutality of a slaughterhouse. The imagery is beautiful and ugly in equal measure, but the touching tenderness of that connection against that brutal backdrop really resonates. Lovely photography and natural lighting too. And the music cues, when they arrive are tone perfect. I really liked it. On Body and Soul is at Curzon Bloomsbury. Catch it if you get the chance.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

    What a wonderful sense of time and place Call Me By Your Name creates for the warmth of its central romance, so credit to Director Luca Guadagnino, Cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, and Production Designer Samuel Deshors. A fresh, and refreshing, take on the awakening and forbidden love theme. The performances are excellent. See the languid and beautiful Call Me By Your Name at Curzon Bloomsbury.