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‘At Eternity’s Gate’ – A Stunning but Subdued Portrait of Vincent van Gogh

Russell Crowe won an Academy Award for his role in Gladiator (2000); a spectacle film containing chariot races, battles to the death, and scenes involving Crowe stroking wheat in a field. In a film that promises all the joy of caressing plants without any of the Gladiator action, At Eternity’s Gate enters this year’s award season as a little-known film that could potentially garner Willem Dafoe his first (overdue) Oscar.

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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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‘Outlaw King’ Review – Epic Scale Filmmaking for the Small Screen

Historical epics are usually reserved for the ultimate cinematic experience. Outlaw King, whilst keeping an epic scale comes straight to Netflix, yet effectively loses none of its widescreen beauty and metal clanking blood-soaked battle scenes.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is an Incredible Portrait of an Iconic Band and Singer

Queen was around well before my time, with Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991 taking place two years before I was even born. Regardless, and as with many of my peers across the globe, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was still a theme song of my youth.

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Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ is Intimate and Thrilling – Review

In 2017, at 32 years of age, Damien Chazelle became the youngest person ever to win the Best Director Oscar. He won that award for his work on La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Chazelle again reunites with Gosling for his follow up feature First Man, and it’s possibly – perhaps almost certainly – his best film to date.

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