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Critic Spotlight

  • Robert Daniels
    Robert Daniels

    Robert Daniels is the writer and editor at 812filmreviews.com, and a member of the CIFCC and OFTA. Find Robert @812filmreviews

  • Pamela Hutchinson
    Pamela Hutchinson

    Pamela Hutchinson is a freelance writer, critic, and film historian who contributes regularly to Sight & Sound, the Guardian, and Radio 4. Find Pamela @pamhutch

  • Mad About Movies
    Mad About Movies

    Mad About Movies is your go-to podcast for all things cinema, hosted by Kent Garrison, Brian Gill, and Richard Bardon. Find Mad About Movies @MadAboutMovies

  • Li Lai
    Li Lai

    Li Lai is the founder of Mediaversity Reviews, a site that scores film and TV on gender, racial, and LGBTQ inclusion. Find Li @MediaversityRev

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Latest Reviews

MOVIES

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns marks Disney's latest attempt to coax out our inner child only then to rob them of their lunch money. But for all its missteps and downfalls the film is watchable, listenable, just not recommendable.

Brian Quinn, Film Ireland Magazine

Mary Queen of Scots

Behind the mesmerizing performance of one of the best leading women of her generation, Saoirse Ronan, and a spellbinding performance by Margot Robbie, this film is let down by a lacklustre script.

Michael Lee, Film Ireland Magazine

Colette

The film is diverting and engaging - but it isn't a masterpiece, taking the time it does to settle into the story after an abrupt start.

Tori Brazier, One Room With A View

DVD/STREAMING

Willie Dynamite

The Arrow Video Blu-ray edition of Willie Dynamite looks great, but is surprisingly lacking in supplements.

Adam Patterson, Film Pulse

True Stories

More than 30 years after its theatrical release, True Stories remains delightfully weird.

Linda Levitt, PopMatters

The Killing of Sister George

Tackles the vicious cultural expectation of how LGBTQ people were forced to remain in the closet, assimilate into expected gender norms or be doomed to invisibility

Nicholas Bell, IONCINEMA.com

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