Dumb Money review – mildly entertaining economics 101

Craig Gillespie offers a look at the 2021 GameStop stock battle between Wall Street and Reddit, but this comedy is a little light on laughs. After coming to prominence with the lovable Ryan Gosling indie from 2007, Lars and the Real Girl, Australian filmmaker Craig Gillespie seems to have found his niche within Hollywood, creating […]

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EXCLUSIVE: MERIT Launches Solo Shadow in 8 Shades

MERIT’s latest beauty launch further proves its minimalist mission. This time, the focus is on the eyes. They are rejecting the 50-shade palette and releasing one pot pigments, called ‘solo shadows’ in 8 matte shades, including four neutrals—Brun (deep brown), MidCentury (warm brown), Vachetta (warm beige), Studio (cool taupe) and four statement shades—Nelson (soft grey), […]

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Red, White & Royal Blue review – Uma Thurman steals the show

A bestselling queer romance novel about a clandestine relationship between a British prince and the US president’s son gets a big screen makeover care of Matthew López, with twee but charming results. In the Internet age there has always been one universal truth: boys kissing will always be cute. Be it gifs, porn, or the […]

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Haunted Mansion review – feels more like a product than a story

Justin Simien attempts to breathe life into Disney’s latest ride-based franchise starter, but despite a fine cast the results are a little scattered. In a world where blood is being squeezed out of every IP stone, Disney Land’s Haunted Mansion ride being turned into a second live-action film barely raises an eyebrow. The first attempt, […]

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Ciara Made Gap x LoveShackFancy the Coolest Collaboration of the Summer

Like countless moms at the start of summer vacation, Ciara corralled her kids into the car in search of a fun outdoor activity. The difference is that when you’re a megastar, you don’t always run for the nearest swing set—instead, your playground is a photo shoot for Gap. “You know that saying, ‘You plan and […]

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Kokomo City review – an impressively stylish debut

D Smith’s lively documentary offers a bold exploration of transness, womanhood, Blackness and the sex industry. First-time filmmaker D Smith imbues her feature debut with a vibrant, immediate energy that feels incredibly unique. Clocking in at a tight 70 minutes, Kokomo City centres on four Black trans sex workers in New York and Atlanta, whose […]

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