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  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    I admire filmmakers that use film as a medium to make audiences contemplate their own lives. Paul Dano has demonstrated this ability with great strength in his directorial debut and is the latest established actor who has turned his hand to directing with this wonderful adaptation of Richard Ford‘s novel Wildlife.

    The film’s story is told from the viewpoint of Joe (Ed Oxenbould) a mature fourteen-year-old boy who admires his encouraging parents, Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Jeanette (Carey Mulligan), Jeanette,…

  • Widows

    Widows

    Since the turn of the decade, there has been a rise in the popularisation of television series and films from the 1970s and 80s receiving modernised adaptations. Steve McQueen’s Widows is based on a British crime drama series from this period, telling the story of a group of women whose bank-robbing spouses are killed during a heist and are then forced to take on a job in order to pay off their late husbands’ debt.

    Widows opens with a juxtaposition…

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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    Wes Anderson last dabbled with stop-motion animation with his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox almost a decade ago. When the auteur announced he would be returning to the genre with Isle of Dogs, fans of his work were quick to generate anticipation for the film. The title of this latest feature may derive from an area of London in the River Thames, but the film takes place in a dystopian Japan and follows a young boy, Atari (Koyu…

  • Borg vs McEnroe

    Borg vs McEnroe

    The start of the Open Era of tennis helped the sport spread globally and has produced some of the most competitive sporting rivalries of all time, Bjorn Borg’s (Sverrir Gudnason) encounters with John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) being regarded as one of the fiercest.

    Borg McEnroe briefly begins with an introduction into the infamous match between the two players that took place in the 1980 Wimbledon Final. Throughout the 1970s, Borg had established himself as the best tennis player in the…