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Film review: Amazing Grace

The film footage of Aretha Franklin recording her world-famous 1972 gospel album Amazing Grace has been unearthed from the archives and the result is a rough gem that will send your soul soaring.

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Film review: The Public

A group of homeless men occupy the Cincinnati Public Library in a bid to escape brutal winter weather in writer/director Emilio Estevez’s uplifting and empathic crowd-pleaser The Public.


Film review: Destroyer

Director Karyn Kusama exposes facets of Nicole Kidman and Los Angeles we’ve never seen before in this dark, gritty and unconventional thriller.


Film review: Stan & Ollie

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly channel Laurel and Hardy in Jon S Baird’s affectionate tribute to the iconic comedy duo’s final collaboration.


Film review: If Beale Street Could Talk

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-nominated adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel is a visually stunning and emotionally intense meditation on young love, family and social injustice in America.