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  • Kate Plays Christine

    Kate Plays Christine

    ★★★

    People seem surprised that two movies about Christine Chubbuck have happened to be released in the same year, but there's actually one Chubbuck-related film due to be made in each of the next six years too.

    2017: Kate Plays Rebecca Playing Christine
    Kate Lyn Sheil reenacts Rebecca Hall's performance as Christine Chubbuck in 2016's Christine

    2018: Rebecca Plays Kate Playing Rebecca Playing Christine
    Rebecca Hall reenacts Kate Lyn Sheil's performance as Rebecca Hall in 2017's box office smash hit Kate…

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  • The Maid

    The Maid

    ★★★★

    No one in all of cinema better at humanising the actions and experiences of 'crazy' people than Seb Sebastián "Sebbo" Silva. I love you, maid!!!!!!

  • Freaks

    Freaks

    ★★

    2018 Classics Catch-Up: 14/75

    Always interests me, the kind of films from early cinema that have survived into the present day. On one hand you’ve got pictures like Lang’s M and Metropolis; revolutionary, groundbreaking filmmaking in every sense, with exploration of themes that have only become more prescient with age. Then on the other hand you have, uh, whatever Freaks is.

    Sure, I guess the basic message of this is good. The real freaks are the mean people or whatever.…

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  • Barry

    Barry

    ★★★★

    Two words are curiously absent for the majority of Vikram Gandhi's Barry. Those words are 'Barack' and 'Obama'. In this year's other college-age presidential biopic, Southside With You, those words hang over the heads of the characters in every scene and therein lies the reason why the former is a considerably better film. Whereas SWY is a story about the two people who grew up to be President and First Lady, Barry is about a young man of mixed race…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    You know how during the final scene of Whiplash, you got that feeling as if your heart was about to burst out of your chest? Well that's pretty much how I felt for the whole of Mad Max: Fury Road.

    We'll start with the positives, and there are quite a few of them. On the whole, the film looks fantastic. The practical stunts are just as awesome as they were in The Road Warrior, and even most of the CGI…