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Review: Les Miserables, Episode 3

To say that I was in shock after this week's episode would be a monumental understatement. Aside from the fact that I have been completely awestruck by Dominic West’s performance throughout the first and second episodes, there ha...

 
 
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Review: Capernaum

Capernaum made me think that we’re so privileged in the West: there are so many cultures in the world that haven’t had the safety and security -- on a national, local and personal level -- that many of us have experienced. ...

 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode Two

Welcome back! After last week’s pilot, I’m really glad to say that the BBC adaptation of Les Misérables is soaring. Thanks to the enduring patience of Flixist’s US writers, who have given me free reign to cover wh...

 
 
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The one with Sian's best films of 2018

Undoubtedly there have been a whole host of brilliant films in 2018 - and several completely terrible ones which I wish I could scratch out of my memory forever yet continue to haunt my dreams. I'm looking at you, Wonder Wheel (more li...

 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode One

While I don’t often review individual shows, this is a unique and rare instance where the worlds of film, musical theatre, literature and TV come together in glorious harmony, or at least like competing relatives forced to be civil ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Woody headed for a carnival setting in new Toy Story 4 poster

After multiple plot changes and an entire crew reshuffle since Toy Story 4 was first announced - screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack have walked away, and controversy surrounding John Lasseter booting him out - nobody seems quite...

 
 
 
 
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Watch The LEGO Movie on YouTube for free this Friday

As if the news of the second LEGO Movie couldn’t get any better, YouTube has teamed up with Warner Bros. for a Black Friday publicity move, streaming The LEGO Movie for free this week - for one day only! On the back of yesterday&rsq...

 
 
 
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Review: Widows

A fusion of stark brutality, underhand crimes and complex systems of political and personal power, Widows is far more just than an awards-season thriller, but a sharp and forceful indictment of corruption on every level of society. I...

 
 
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Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Coinciding with the centenary of the Great War, I think it’s safe to say that this documentary is a once in a lifetime achievement, and Peter Jackson does not disappoint. The result of hundreds of hours of research in conjunction wi...

 
 
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Review: The Great Buster

Why is it so flipping funny to watch a grown man fall over? I don’t know, but Buster Keaton realized this from a young age and basically built his career on pratfalls and slapstick gags. Here he is - again and again - falling flat on ...

 
 
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The Birds is the dumbest horror movie concept ever

Picture this: [INT. 1962, Universal lot, Burbank, CA. Board meeting. Overworked studio execs fumbling paper, looking nervous.] EXEC 1: We’re all dry. We’ve got a big gap next spring, no way of filling it, what the heck are we go...

 
 
 
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Review: All Creatures Here Below

All Creatures Here Below is not a horror, but maybe it should be. In my time as a film critic I’ve seen some things (and I mean, seen some things), but there’s no other way of putting it: that was some disturbing stuff right t...

 
 
 
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Review: Wild Rose (London Film Festival)

Every now and then there comes a film that’s just what you need: something life-affirming, something with just the right balance of reality and fantasy, something with a big ol’ glug of Nashville warbling. Yep, Wild Rose had it ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Epic new poster for X-Men: Dark Phoenix revealed

Literal chills. The final installment of the X-men franchise is to hit theaters next February, and earlier today in a Tweet, @XMenMovies released the details for a brand new poster with Sophie Turner (Jean Grey /Phoenix) silhouetted again...

 
 
 
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TIFF 2018 winners announced

It’s the moment all of Toronto (well, Film Twitter at least) has been waiting for: Toronto International Film Festival has announced its winners. The festival, which ran between 5-15 September, has seen the world premieres of the...

 
 
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Review: The Children Act

There are two types of people in this world: those who read Ian McEwan, and those who do not. The first camp of people also enjoy the films of Douglas Sirk and gazing out of windows when it’s raining to think about life. The second ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: A Whale of a Tale

If I didn't have a strong view of whales before, I do now. A Whale of a Tale is a documentary feature representing the controversy surrounding Japanese whaling traditions in the small, rural town of Taiji, and it gave me a lot of confl...

 
 
 
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Review: We The Animals

We The Animals is a simple, poetic story about boyhood, and like Moonlight it follows a young character at a pivotal time in his life. In a turbulent home life, brothers Jonah, Manny, and Joel navigate growing up and realizing their ...

 
 
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Life Itself brings heartwarming Fogelman feels to TIFF

Get ready to light some candles, grab a hot cup of cocoa, and curl up on a corner sofa with your loved ones, because Dan Fogelman is back to make you cry and muse about life in a deep way. Now that the Tangled and Cars 2 writer has milked...

 
 


About Sian Francis Coxone of us since 2:37 PM on 04.26.2018

The only resident Brit on staff at Flixist and Destructoid, Sian enjoys drinking tea and visiting the Queen. When not reinforcing transatlantic stereotypes, she is a tireless La La Land advocate and loves silent comedies.
 
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