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Official Secrets Review

The past few years have been good to us in terms of ‘journo-political’ thrillers – a term I just made up, by the way – of films based around investigative journalists and the real-life fallout from their groundbreaking publications. For a prime example, cast your mind back to 2015’s excellent Spotlight, which I consider the…

The Aftermath Review

It’s safe to say that we’ve seen more of World War 2 in films than perhaps we need. The war’s been over for 75 years and still we mine it for more narrative opportunity. But apparently we haven’t mined everything as here comes The Aftermath. I must admit, what first attracted me to this film…

Colette Review

So, you’d think with my cards laid on the table a few reviews ago when I said that period pieces weren’t really for me, so much so that a period film that is hoovering up awards wherever it goes didn’t hold my attention very well. But I am not one to dismiss a genre on…