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Film Review: Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=679wr31SXWk Hype can be a dangerous thing. Inflated expectations can lead to inflated disappointment. I have been looking forward to watching Carol since it debuted at Cannes earlier this year. It received rave reviews there and at the time of writing boasts an exceptional score on Metacritic of 95/100. Consequently I had pretty high expectations. I finally managed to see the ...

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Top 10

[caption id="attachment_13467" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Credit: ASFF promotional collage[/caption] The Aesthetica Short Film Festival was held in York once again this year. With over 300 short films spread out over the four days in locations around the city, I was able to sample only a small portion of the this year's selection. Nevertheless, I watched some excellent films and in general the qualit ...

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Film Review: The Guest

The Guest stars Dan Stevens as former soldier David Collins who turns up at the door of the Peterson home one day, claiming to have been a friend of their recently deceased son Caleb. The Peterson's quickly become rather fond of David, and he is invited to stay with the family for a few days. However not everything is quite as it seems and strange events soon start to take place which suggest that David may ...

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Film Review: A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year follows a month (in defiance of the film's title) in the life of Abel Morales, an oil supplier who has thirty days to close on the biggest deal of his career but finds himself plagued with a series of incidents which begin to affect both his business and his family. Despite only being director J.C. Chandor's third feature film, A Most Violent Year is handled with the skill and finesse on ...

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Film Review: The Immigrant

The Immigrant stars Marion Cotillard as a Polish immigrant, Ewa, who arrives in the U.S. with her younger sister in search of a better life having fled from their war-ravaged home. However upon arrival at Ellis Island Ewa is immediately separated from her sister, who is quarantined in the island's hospital after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. Facing deportation, she is picked up by a pimp called Bruno ( ...

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