Emancipation

Will Smith brings stern dramatic heft to an enslaved man making a dash for freedom in Antoine Fuqua’s tonally mish-mashed action drama. A macabre B-movie in Oscar bait clothing, Emancipation sees genre hand Antoine Fuqua take a more-than-workable cat-and-mouse chase thriller and plant it within the context of American slavery’s dying days. Will Smith plays […]

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White Noise

Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig reunite as a couple grappling with their fear of death in Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel. Noah Baumbach is – at least at first glance – a curious choice to adapt the work of American author Don DeLillo for the screen, as his stylised, complex and idiosyncratic prose […]

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Do I Need to Invest In a Facial Steamer? Yes, You Do.

When you’re mapping out a self-care moment, even with the best face masks and massaging rollers, your pamper session won’t feel complete until a facial steamer is in the mix. Also used by licensed estheticians, facial steamers are beloved for their numerous relaxation and beauty benefits, including opening up your pores, allowing products to penetrate […]

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Danish Scum! Welcome to Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom

With Christmas in our sights, it’s worth noting that Lars von Trier is offering us his own spiky bauble to hang atop the tree with a new TV series. It’s a very belated continuation of one his most beloved early works: the phantasmagoric, hospital-based comedy-horror hybrid, The Kingdom. The Kingdom Exodus premiered to plaudits at […]

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Armageddon Time

James Gray interrogates his fraught childhood in Regan-era New York City in this masterful, unflinching drama. In a 1980 interview on televangelist Jim Bakker’s network, presidential candidate Ronald Regan claimed “We may be the generation that sees Armageddon.” He was referring to concerns over the threat of a nuclear war, but the phrase looms large […]

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Tokyo International Film Festival celebrates the next generation of Japanese filmmaking talent

At the revamped Tokyo International Film Festival, the spotlight shone brightly on upcoming Japanese artistic voices. Tokyo International Film Festival currently isn’t a name that comes to mind when thinking of the major global cinema events. Europe and North America leave Asian festivals feeling like small-change affairs by comparison, often ignored in the minds of […]

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Kate Middleton Set To Host The Second Annual Royal Christmas Concert Where Queen Elizabeth Will Be Honoured 

By Melissa Romualdi. Published: 8 hours ago Kate Middleton seems to have started a new Christmas tradition. The Princess of Wales will host her second annual holiday carol concert at Westminster Abbey, following last year’s debut show. Buckingham Palace announced the news on Friday, adding that the holiday event is scheduled to take place on Dec. 15 […]

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Exploring the post-modern pop culture horrors at the heart of British identity

Most of us associate the word ‘horror’ with a cinematic genre: The Exorcist, The Ring, Paranormal Activity, Halloween, Friday the 13th andThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre are a few names that might spring to mind. Some might even recall the voice of Vincent Price, or Michael Jackson’s pioneering Thriller music video. If you think of movies […]

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