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  • After Love

    ★★★★

  • The Father

    ★★★

  • Monster Hunter

  • In the Earth

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  • After Love

    After Love

    ★★★★

    The debut feature from English-Pakistani film-maker Aleem Khan is a tale of secrets and lies, a portrait of people caught between identities and cultures. At its heart is a constrained yet wonderfully expressive performance by the versatile Joanna Scanlan, best known to some for her comedic work in shows such as Getting On and The Thick of It, here offering a masterclass in the dramatic power of understatement.

    Scanlan is Mary, a white, English Muslim who converted many years ago…

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★

    This year’s Oscars closed on an unexpectedly awkward note when the award for best actor, which had been moved to the very end of the ceremony, went not to Chadwick Boseman (who the bookies had tipped as a posthumous favourite) but to an absent Anthony Hopkins. Yet despite predictions to the contrary, no one should have been surprised by Hopkins’s win, since his performance in this highly praised stage-to-screen melodrama is pure Oscar-bait: showy, wordy and worthy.

    Hopkins plays Anthony,…

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  • Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter is the latest video game to screen adaptation by Paul W.S. Anderson, not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson. Paul W.S. Anderson has recently settled down into basically doing video game adaptations usually starring Milla Jovovich who is his partner, so they did the Resident Evil series and between all of those movies, the franchise has grossed over a billion dollars so PTA accolades great reviews, whilst PWSA guarantees box office success.

    The basic story is Jovovich's…

  • In the Earth

    In the Earth

    I'm a huge fan of this film, here's the thing I hadn't heard that quote that you quoted to Ben before about how it was a film that felt like it was in conversation with his other films, but Kill List and. A Field In England are in very much the same ballpark and this does feel like a companion piece to those films. The reason I like it are many-fold. Firstly I think that you know obviously, it comes…