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Mommy (2014)

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Seen at Hackney Picturehouse, London, Tuesday 24 March 2015

There’s a scene towards the end of this excoriating French-Canadian family melodrama in which Diane (Anne Dorval), the mother of the title — after a fashion, which I’ll explain later — imagines the possibilities for her tearaway teenage son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) as he grows up. 361 more words

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The Boy Next Door (2015)

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Seen at Cineworld Wood Green, London, Friday 13 March 2015

I want you to know, dear reader, that I spent a lot of time thinking about what star-rating to give this film, possibly more than I thought about the film itself. 230 more words

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Dreamcatcher (2015)

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Seen at BFI Southbank (NFT1), London, Sunday 8 March 2015

The British documentarian Kim Longinotto is clearly used to making films with relatively few resources, which is somewhat apt, given her subjects are so often those (primarily women) who are systematically excluded by structures of control and discourse. 339 more words

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It Follows (2014)

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Seen at Cineworld Haymarket, London, Monday 2 March 2015

Last year’s The Guest suggests there’s a resurgence in retro 80s thrills, a trend into which… 439 more words

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Appropriate Behavior (2014)

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Seen at ICA, London, Friday 27 February 2015

Okay, so like I guess this could be called a romantic comedy, but what’s interesting about it is that it’s not about falling in love but about falling out of love, told with copious flashbacks interwoven into a tale of a woman coming to terms with a broken relationship (not an abusive one, or a bad one, just one that didn’t quite work out). 559 more words

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Beyond Clueless (2014)

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Seen at Prince Charles Cinema, London, Wednesday 14 January 2015

Charlie Lyne, the youthful director and writer of this visual essay about the teen film cycle that seemed so omnipresent after the success of… 510 more words

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What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

NEW RELEASE FILM REVIEW || Seen at Cineworld Wood Green, London, Wednesday 26 November 2014 || My Rating good

The ‘mockumentary’ is a canny choice of genre for a New Zealand film, as its documentary form hides some of the shortcomings that come from low-budget production. 302 more words

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