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‘sing’: a lively, if unsurprising musical

If anybody could add innovation and colour to a film by Illumination Entertainment, chances are that person would be Garth Jennings. The British director, who previously helmed the ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ remake and the charming ‘Son of Rambow’,…

‘arrival’: a nuanced and beguiling science fiction drama

There’s something sort of ominous about the way the alien spaceships in ‘Arrival’ simply hover over earth in relative silence. Perhaps, after years of directors choosing to depict unknown entities blasting the living daylights out of our landscapes, it’s even more…

‘the bad batch’: a lifeless pop art western

Very few independent films, especially Iranian skateboarding vampire movies, take off in the way Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut did. Back in 2014, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night grabbed accolades and glowing reviews for its left-field aesthetic and accomplished…