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  • White Men Can't Jump

    White Men Can't Jump

    ★★★★

    Ron Shelton’s sharp sports comedy drama in which Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson star as a basketballing con team who fleece their fellow hoods on Venice Beach.

    The story concerns Billy (Woody Harrelson), a hustler, who makes a living out of defrauding African American players into having confidence in that he is unable to play basketball. He pairs up with Sidney (Wesley Snipes), one of his victims, to amplify his likelihoods.

    Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson both give good performances…

  • One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

    One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

    ★★★★

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s British Second World War drama in which a bomber crew must bail out over occupied Holland, where the Resistance try to help them find a way back home.

    One of Our Aircraft is Missing was the fourth film that Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger worked together on; the first film they took charge of together and the first film under ‘The Archers’ banner. Although it is not one of their masterpieces, the final product is…

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    Yorgos Lanthimos directs this period comedy-drama in which Queen Anne’s (Olivia Colman) relationship with Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of Anne’s cousin Abigail (Emma Stone).

    Yorgos Lanthimos’s previous film was the horror film The Killing of a Sacred Deer, with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, which is my personal favourite from 2017 and also featured a star-making supporting performance from Barry Keoghan.

    Now, for his latest effort, Lanthimos chooses to go back to the…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    Damien Chazelle’s fact-based drama looks at Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke.

    Damien Chazelle’s previous film was the smash-hit, feel-good musical comedy drama La La Land, which deservedly won six Academy Awards, including Best Director for Chazelle.

    Now, the director turns serious for this movie which reunites him with his La La Land star Ryan Gosling. Their second collaboration here is as excellent as…