Review: Moonlight (2016)

by Joanna van der Veen

Moonlight (2016) is only Barry Jenkins’ second feature film, but it sure packs one hell of a punch. It is a film that talks about race, sexuality, love, drug abuse, regret and much else besides – but which nonetheless resists obvious characterisation.

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Review: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Yeah, I’m thinking he’s back.

by Benjamín Harguindey

A sequel to the surprise action hit John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) raises the bar in ways that also defy expectation. Rather than going for a bigger bang, ‘Chapter 2’ takes relish in further building up and detailing the offbeat, borderline surrealistic world of hitman John Wick.

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Review: The Great Wall (2016)

The Last Matt Damon

by Benjamín Harguindey

The Great Wall (2016) is ostensibly a Chinese film – it’s directed by Zhang Yimou and is being promoted as the most expensive movie ever made in the People’s Republic – yet it stars Matt Damon in a familiar “white savior” plot reminiscent of The Last Samurai (2004). Turns out ‘Samurai’ director Edward Zwick and writer Marshall Herskovitz are 2 of the 6 screenwriters that penned the screenplay. Figures.

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Review: Free Fire (2016)

by Joanna van der Veen

If you wanted to sum Free Fire (2016) up in one sentence, you could do worse than this: “an entirely pointless gun battle, between lots of surprisingly stupid people”. It’s a thin premise bulked up by charm, wit and a stellar cast; a fast-paced action comedy with a host of memorable characters.

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Review: Toni Erdmann (2016)

Review of the absurdist German-Austrian Oscar nominee.

by Marina González

How to define Toni Erdmann (2016)? Unusual, strange, surreal, absurd, crazy, tender … all as an explosive mixture but above all, is curious and also strange, maybe, this is how we can also define life.

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Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Deep into the youg-adult wilderness.

by Alejandro Turdó

Taika Waititi’s craft as a director indicates in a clear fashion how easy it comes to some the bleding of drama and comedy in a movie. If you count yourself among the lucky ones who saw What We Do in the Shadows (2014) – his previous film – you are in for a treat with Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016), a story filled with quirky characters, bizarre situations and heartwarming dramedy.

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