Film Review: Una

Director Benedict Andrews’ Una is a drama that reveals its characters and narrative in an unravelling and competent manner. The film may veer towards the melodramatic, yet it excels in other ways. Una, a young woman, travels to a warehouse to confront a man who used to be her neighbour. She wants to know what drove him to seek a relationship […]

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Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, director Gareth Edwards faces a tricky task of fleshing out the opening crawl and telling a story viewers know the outcome of. Against the odds, Edwards delivers an engaging and thoroughly entertaining film. Jyn Erso is recruited by the Rebellion to help them discover the background to a powerful new weapon. As she […]

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Film Review: Animal Kingdom

The message that violence begets violence is rarely illustrated more clearly than in a film such as Animal Kingdom. David Michôd’s drama is compelling, and brimming with great performances. After Joshua ‘J’ Cody’s mother dies of a drug overdose, he goes to live with his grandmother and her family. J becomes trapped between his criminal family and the detective who […]

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