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‘Richard Jewell’ Review – Clint Eastwood’s Kind Tale is Engrossing, Understated, and Moving

July 27th, 1996, a bomb exploded at Centennial Park in midst of the Summer Olympics. Two people died. A tragedy that has been largely forgotten, whether it be the mistreatment of Jewell or the bombing. Clint Eastwood's film is fantastically well-made, moving, and full of heart. Starring Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya, BlacKkKlansman), Kathy Bates,…

1917 review – Enthralling, Immersive and Stylish

Billed as a 'one-take' film, 1917 is a series of continuous shots put together to give the impression of an ongoing camera always filming, and never stopping. It's a simple story, we essentially follow the two leads through war-torn battle fields and trenches as they try to deliver an important message to call off an…

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Seberg review – Kristen Stewart’s Decade-Defining Gem is Engrossing, Moving and Sumptuous

Based on the tragedy of actress Jean Seberg, Kristen Stewart stars as the titular actress, in a role that relies on Stewart's understated subtly. Seberg premiered at the Venice Film Festival, it's intensely engrossing and moving. The tragedy of Jean Seberg is an undeniably fascinating topic, Jean suffered under constant surveillance and exposure during the…

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Top 10 Best Performances of the Decade

The past decade was littered with absolutely fantastic performances. However, this is a top 10 list and therefore there will be a lot of worthy performances that miss out. These performances have stuck with me and are part of the DNA of when I look back at the films of the 2010's. These actors deserve…

The 2019 DiscussingFilm Critic Awards Winners

DiscussingFilm announced on December 13th the nominees for the 1st Annual DiscussingFilm Critic Awards. The nominations were voted on by a diverse range of critics and those same critics have now voted for their winning picks. Participating critics came from a wide range of sites, including; Next Best Picture, Awards Watch and more. This is the…

Cats review – A Whole New Toe-Tapping Feline Wonder

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats stage production, Tom Hooper's much-talked-about film adaptation is a grand musical extravaganza of musically soaring heights. Although it's a film, it most definitely feels like a stage show and if you're into musicals on the stage, you'll tremble before its musical excellence. Cats is a toe-tapping movie musical of…

Star Wars Trilogy review – What Reigns? The Rise of Skywalker, The Last Jedi or The Force Awakens?

Now having seen the final entry in the Skywalker saga, the time is now to look back on the new era of Star Wars films and see how they hold up. In recent years, constant controversy has stalked the online fandom for Star Wars. With a sudden backlash to Rian Johnson's film, contrasting to the…

Ben’s AWARDS Ballot – Best of 2019 in Film

As I do year to year, I track all the awards season nominees and events. Whether it’s the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Critic Circles, or the Oscars, you always end up routing for certain films. But simply it's impossible to get exactly what you'd personally liked to see get recognised. As seen via the endless chatter…