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Monos

21 Oct 20195 stars

Unforgettable South American drama which follows a group of teenage soldiers

Distilling the ancient horrors of war through the experiences of a group of teenage soldiers, the Colombia-shot Monos is a truly masterful exploration of the relentless inhumanity of battle and the hostilities of adolescence. Displaying both a narrative…

By the Grace of God

21 Oct 20194 stars

François Ozon's forensic look at sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is one of his best films

François Ozon continues his remarkably diverse and prolific career with one of his best films, By the Grace of God. His eighteenth feature is unlike any other film he's made. Already dubbed 'the French Spotlight', it shares similarities to Tom…

Chained for Life

21 Oct 20194 stars

The representation of disability and disfigurement is explored with empathy by Aaron Schimberg

The perpetuation of negative stereotypes when it comes to any type of minority is an ongoing discussion that deserves a nuanced approach. Tackling the representation of disability and disfigurement in cinema, filmmaker Aaron Schimberg does just that…

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

21 Oct 20195 stars

Irresistible and emotional drama from Joe Talbot that acts as a fond elegy for the titular city

'You don't get to hate it, unless you love it,' Jimmie Fails proudly declares to a newcomer who dares to find fault with his beloved San Francisco. The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a fond elegy for a city that is slipping from view, like a…

The Addams Family

21 Oct 20193 stars

Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac lend their voices to this respectful but less than lush animated reboot for the ghoulish clan

'With Snoop Dogg as Cousin It' is the kind of credit that may horrify fans of the previous incarnations of The Addams Family; created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938 for The New Yorker, they hit television back in 1964 and were rebooted…