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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

There is a particular joy to seeing Shakespeare performed in parks. The open air and surrounding greenery make far more sense for the forest...

Review: Paperbark

Sometimes developers can get carried away with the extravagance of their depictions of locations and events. These days, the grander and more eye-catching the...

Review: Breathe

Breathe is a dramatic biopic starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. The film is also the directorial debut of Andy Serkis (yes, the motion...

Review: Romeo is Not the Only Fruit

There’s this somewhat depressing tendency in television and cinema to be completely okay with graphic violence, drugs, profanity, even sex, but the minute two...

Review: Misterman

In the words of Kris Weber, the director of Misterman, there needs to be art that explores mental illness in a powerful, fair, and...

Review: Blockbuster

Blockbuster features two young women who bond while escaping danger. Liza Nifontova (Svetlana Ustinova), discontented TV presenter, is taken hostage by Natasha Tulpanova (Anna...

Review: The Commune

There is something oddly satisfying turning peace-loving hippies and those “wholesome” primitivist communes into dark and sinister things. The Commune, written by Gabriel Bergmoser...