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‘Eighth Grade’ Review: A Genuine Look at Adolescence in a Mobile World

Puberty is a unenjoyable experience for all, and where coming-of-age films have failed to look at teenage-dom through this lens of authenticity, comedian Bo Burnham succeeds in his extremely sincere writing and directorial debut, Eighth Grade.

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‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Review

DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon series, which has spanned not only film but books, video games and a TV series, has challenged audiences to look at the damage misguided attitudes can have on society, with all films in the franchise unafraid to highlight the consequences that can occur when dangerous beliefs manifest.

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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ – Things Get Out of CTRL for Ralph in New Film

Films which explore internet culture have become increasingly common with two entries already this year, Ready Player One (2018) and Eighth Grade (2018), commenting on how our online behaviours impact offline relationships.

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‘The Favourite’ – A Delightfully Demented Look at Morality in the​ Absence of Civility

Throughout The Favourite, Abigail Hill (Emma Stone) and the Duchess of Marlborough, Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), use the sport of pigeon shooting as a way of delivering cut-throat exchanges towards one another, going as far to fire blanks and splatter animal blood on the other to be imposing.

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