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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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‘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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No Wooden Acting in Subversive Retelling of Puppet Show ‘Judy & Punch’

Judy & Punch is magic. It’s dark and twisted and will have you laughing at events you’d ordinarily react to in horror. It will also have you flinching and looking away from the screen as your stomach churns. But most importantly, you won’t be able to look away.

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‘Pain and Glory’ Offers a Profound Insight Into a Talented Mind – Review

A rumination on youth, success, relationships, paralysis and fading, Pain and Glory offers a poignant insight into the life of an acclaimed, aging director. Pedro Almodóvar directs Antonio Banderas in a self-modelled role to explore with great subtlety the reflectiveness evoked when an individual’s physical impasse is reached.

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