True Grit – 2010

Remakes are either hit or miss, and, more often than not, miss. The John Wayne version of True Grit is a classic in its own right, but the Coen Brothers version is something special. The film follows Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) a precocious 14-year-old who hires a seasoned Marshal called Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to […]

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Phantom Thread – 2017

Daniel Day-Lewis is done. He has stated that he has decided to retire and if this is his swan song, it is oddly appropriate. Reuniting Day-Lewis with Paul Thomas Anderson, this film follows dress designer Reynolds Woodcock who finds a new muse in Alma (Vicky Krieps) who becomes involved with him in every facet of […]

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Avatar – 2009

Not exactly veiled in its message, this film is so visually stunning that it doesn’t matter what it stands for, people want to watch it. James Cameron invested a lot of his life into this film and even waited for the technology to catch up so that he could make it. The film follows a […]

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I, Tonya – 2017

True stories should always be taken with a grain of salt, especially the more sensational ones like I, Tonya. Margot Robbie stars as the titular Tonya Harding, whose hopes for Olympic glory were nearly dashed by the assault of a fellow figure skater. Harding’s story was and is a pretty popular one. Here it is […]

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Saturday Church – 2017

Identity is a major crisis amongst teenagers and young adults, with many fighting for their self-worth everyday. Saturday Church is the story of a young teenager called Ulysses who is slowly coming to grips with his sexual preference and his desire to dress and identify as a woman. The film focuses on his encounters with […]

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Loving Vincent – 2017

A labor of love, if ever there was one. Featuring hand-painted frames in the style of Van Gogh, this film follows a letter from Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo. It is being delivered by the son of a friend who finds himself on a quest to learn more about the mysterious circumstances surrounding […]

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