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  • Early Man

    Early Man

    ★★★½

    There is nothing quite like stop motion animation. It has existed since the dawn of cinema itself and persists even today in a computer dominated field. Compared to other animation forms it has a tactile quality that makes everything so much more present and real, and those studios who know how best to utilise that ability are capable of telling beautiful and unique stories.

    One such studio is Bristol-based Aardman Animations, which since the memorable Creature Comforts in 1989 and…

  • The Cinema Travellers

    The Cinema Travellers

    ★★★★½

    We are so used to having easy access to film whether it be via Video on demand, DVDs or at the local multiplex, that often we forget that to many across the globe, the pleasures of enjoying a film is considered a luxury. It is hard to imagine that magic and awe audiences felt seeing moving images for the first time back in the early days of cinema. However, The Cinema Travellers is the closest we get capturing that sense…

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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★

    For a film that reveres the good old days of journalism as much as Steven Spielberg's The Post, it's a little odd that the lifeblood of the industry itself is barely seen. It works as a quasi-prequel to All The President’s Men, recalling the Pentagon Papers exposé that pre-empted the Watergate scandal. Any comparisons between the two films sadly starts and ends there – aside from featuring plenty of brown clothing and dodgy haircuts – and the inclusion of Spotlight’s…

  • The Witches

    The Witches

    ★★★½

    The Witches or to give its Italian name Le Streghe is an anthology film consisting of five sketches that all star Silvana Mangano. Each story directed by a man at the top of Italian cinema; Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Mauro Bolognini, and Franco Rossi. This all under the watchful eye of Dino De Laurentiis, a producer that helped bring Italian Cinema to the world as well as working with the greats of world cinema, like Fellini,…