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Up From the Streets has a broad focus, but succeeds in creating a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the musical history of New Orleans

In his 2000 adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel, Darren Aronofsky creates a disturbing vision of isolation and addiction that remains just as today, writes James McCafferty

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Review: Bombshell

Due to a combination of unlikeable protagonists and questionable toning, Bombshell is unable to realise the potential that its cast and subject matter deserves, writes James McCafferty

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Review: Gemini Man

The technology behind Ang Lee’s latest film Gemini Man is impressive, but the the script, acting and direction are certainly not, writes James McCafferty

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Review: The Laundromat

Steven Soderbergh’s stylish direction combines with a characteristic standout performance from Meryl Streep in Netflix’s The Laundromat

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Review: Richard Jewell

With a trio of brilliant central performances, Richard Jewell is a well-crafted character study that continues Eastwood’s exploration of the American hero

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Motherless Brooklyn uses stunning cinematography and a great soundtrack to craft a compelling and relevant story

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Review: Luce

Balancing thought-provoking questions about expectations with a consistently thrilling story, Luce is a well-acted, engaging and beautifully scored watch, writes James McCafferty

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Singin’ in the Rain has an unparalleled ability to capture pure glee and is well deserving of its status as one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, writes James McCafferty

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Review: The Irishman

Every aspect of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman works perfectly together to create one of the decade’s seminal films, writes James McCafferty