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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    I stand up, though, to those that whine and wince about the casting of Wonder Woman, or indeed see the acquisition of such a big movie for a female director as a “brave” move. Please. Step up and take a bow Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, then, two women so instrumental in this film’s appeal, they deserve all the merits thrown their way. And there are many already, with the glorious fall-out still to come. Supported by story-tellers Allan Heinberg…

  • Loving

    Loving

    ★★★½

    Companionship derived through pure love is tough at the best of times, but for the likes of Richard and Mildred Loving their struggles were not through their own devotion to each other, but rather the inter-racial marriage laws in certain parts of America in the 1950s. Still somehow relevant today, the notion that two people who just want to be together but instead have to be hauled to jail and soon the Supreme court is an upsetting, sorry state of…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    The Witch (or The VVitch) is a New England folktale by admittance, taking us back to the 17th century to witness a cast-out family become the victims of an unknown evil deriving from the large forest beside their newly-resided farm. Their tormentors come in the form of a rabbit, a goat, but also through the possession of the children, ruffing up the already shaky dynamics of the family. Eldest daughter Thomasin (the excellent Anya Taylor-Joy) appears to take the brunt…

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★★

    It is not always enough to say we enjoyed the motion pictures that slipped under the viewing net, because we loved them so. The wife spoke passionately about this recently. Far too many films go unnoticed, unseen, which means both the industry and the audiences are missing out. Landing a very limited run in Los Angeles so it could qualify for an awards run, Makoto Shinkai’s blistering wonder that is Your Name, had little chance of an Oscar nomination because…