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Confronting Documentary ‘Wild Butterfly: The Claire Murray Story’ Review

Wild Butterfly is a devastating documentary uncovering the truth behind the controversial case of Claire Murray, a Western Australian 24-year-old mother-of-two who needed a liver transplant in order to stay alive.

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‘A Hidden Life’ Review – Beauty and Loss in Terrence Malick’s Latest Film

Terrence Malick’s latest film is a deep, meditative study on conscience and consequences. Based on the true story of Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, a farmer who refused to swear loyalty to Hitler during WWII and was jailed for his dissidence, A Hidden Life is a visual feast conveying a heartbreaking tale.

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Tom Hanks Delights in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ – Review

Despite being named after one of his catchphrases, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is not actually about the beloved children’s television host Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks). It’s more about investigative journalist Lloyd Vogel’s (Matthew Rhys) interactions with Mister Rogers and the way these interactions alter Vogel’s perspective on life.

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‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is Heartwarmingly Educational – Review

Throughout The Biggest Little Farm, I was in tears. The film details the damage monoculture farming has on the land and the despair that this creates is immense. However, the film is also careful to create a sense of joy out of the simplicity of nature, and its ability to heal itself with the right human care.

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‘1917’ is a Technical Marvel – Though it’s Missing Some Hollywood Flair

Sam Mendes’ WWI-themed 1917 looks and sounds amazing, making for a truly visceral viewing experience. Its single-take format is technically remarkable, though it suffers from a lack of character development.

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‘Little Women’ – As Relevant Today as it was in 1868 – Review

In Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women, die or “get married by the end” are the two options given to aspiring author Josephine “Jo” March (Saoirse Ronan) when negotiating a publishing deal.

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