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Monkey Man

Monkey Man is a brutally exhilarating and exhausting ride - an extremely impressive directorial debut from Dev Patel (who also created the story, co-wrote the screenplay, produced the film and gives a powerful performance in its lead role).

 

In many ways, we are in familiar action territory here - the film follows an underdog on an impossible quest for revenge after a devastating act of unforgivable violence.

 

That violence, of course, begets further violence in a series of frenetic and imaginative set pieces. Patel's influences and his love for the action genre are clear and John Wick is never far from mind.

 

Rare moments of stillness come only in flashbacks to a far more idyllic time. A time that gradually reveals the unbearable tragedy and loss to come.

 

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Beyond Utopia

Beyond Utopia is a powerful and insightful documentary about a brave and selfless pastor who helps people leave one of the most oppressive places on Earth – North Korea.

You might expect, given the context, that Madeleine Gavin’s film would be full of reenactments. Not so... impressively, there are no recreations here.

The film's crew accompanies the refugees where possible and, when that is not a viable option, uses mobile phone footage. Beyond Utopia is, as a result, incredibly immersive as it takes us on the treacherous journey from North Korea.

 

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The Sweet East

During a picaresque journey through the cities and woods of the Eastern seaboard of the United States, Lillian, a high school senior from South Carolina, gets her first glimpse of the wider world. Separated from her schoolmates while on a class trip to Washington, D.C, she embarks on a fractured road trip in search of America. Along the way, she falls in with a variety of strange factions, each living out their own alternative realities in our present day.

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20 Days in Mariupol

An AP team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters who remain in the city, they capture what later became defining images of the war: dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more.

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The Iron Claw

The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.

 

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The Taste Of Things

For 20 years, peerless cook, Eugenie (Juliette Binoche), has worked for Dodin (Benoît Magimel), a famous gourmet. Over that time, the practice of gastronomy and mutual admiration turned into a romantic relationship. However, despite Dodin's proposals, Eugenie does not want to become a wife. Dodin decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.

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Society of the Snow

In 1972, Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile, crashed on a glacier in the heart of the Andes. Only 29 of the 45 passengers survived. In one of the world’s toughest environments, the survivors were forced to resort to extreme measures to stay alive.

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The Zone Of Interest

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

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American Fiction

Novelist, Thelonious “Monk” Ellison (Jeffrey Wright), is frustrated by the way society and the publishing world profits from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. Exasperated, Monk adopts a pseudonym to write a trope fuelled “Black” book of his own.

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The Holdovers

Paul Hunham (Paul Giamatti), a curmudgeonly teacher at a New England prep school, is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to look after a handful of students who have nowhere to go. Eventually, he forms an unlikely bond with one of them – a smart but troubled boy called Angus (Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school’s head cook, Mary (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), who has just lost her son in Vietnam.

 

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The Greatest Night In Pop

On a January night in 1985, some of music’s biggest stars gathered to record We Are the World. Bao Nguyen’s documentary takes us behind the scenes at this historic event.

 

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Godzilla Minus One

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All Of Us Strangers

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The Orphanage

500 Days Of Film Reviews A Ghostly Classic - The Orphanage

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RBG

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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K2: Siren Of The Himalayas

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Sherpa

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Meru

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Touching The Void

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Valley Uprising

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The Dawn Wall

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Free Solo

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Snowpiercer

500 Days Of Film Reviews Snowpiercer, Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton And Octavia Spencer

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Knock Down The House

500 Days Of Film Review Documentary Knock Down The House

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Vox Lux

500 Days Of Film Reviews Vox Lux Starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law And Raffey Cassidy

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Eighth Grade

500 Days Of Film Reviews Eighth Grade Starring Elsie Fisher

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Avengers: Endgame

500 Days Of Film Reviews Avengers: Endgame... spoiler free

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The Guilty

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Guilty Starring Jakob Cedergren

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Wild Rose

500 Days Of Film Reviews Wild Rose Starring Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters And Sophie Okonedo

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Pet Sematary

500 Days Of Film Reviews Pet Sematary Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz And John Lithgow

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Faces Places

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Shazam!

500 Days Of Film Reviews Shazam! Starring Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer And Mark Strong

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The Sisters Brothers

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Sisters Brothers Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed And Jake Gyllenhaal

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Dumbo

500 Days Of Film Reviews Dumbo Starring Nico Parker, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito And Eva Green

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Assassination Nation

500 Days Of Film Reviews Assassination Nation Starring Odessa Young, Abra, Suki Waterhouse And Hari Nef

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The Old Man And The Gun

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Old Man And The Gun Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek And Casey Affleck

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Shoplifters

500 Days Of Film Reviews Shoplifters Starring  Lily Franky, Sakura Andô And Kirin Kiki

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Us

500 Days Of Film Reviews Us staring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke

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Ben Is Back

500 Days Of Film Reviews Ben Is Back Starring Julia Roberts And Lucas Hedges

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Wildlife

500 Days Of Film Reviews Wildlife Starring Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal And Carey Mulligan

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Triple Frontier

500 Days Of Film Reviews Triple Frontier Starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund And Pedro Pascal

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Top 10 Horror Movies To Watch On Amazon Prime

500 Days Of Film Reviews Ten Of The Best Horror Movies On Amazon Prime

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Of Love & Law

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary, Of Love & Law

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Free Solo

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary, Free Solo

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Captain Marvel

500 Days Of Film Reviews Captain Marvel Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson And

Ben Mendelsohn

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Starring Maxwell Simba And Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Isn't It Romantic

500 Days Of Film Reviews Isn’t It Romantic Starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine And Liam Hemsworth

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Fighting With My Family

500 Days Of Film Reviews Fighting With My Family Starring Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden And Dwayne Johnson

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On The Basis Of Sex

500 Days Of Film Reviews On The Basis Of Sex Starring Felicity Jones And Armie Hammer

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Piercing

500 Days Of Film Reviews Piercing Starring Christopher Abbott And Mia Wasikowska

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Instant Family

500 Days Of Film Reviews Instant Family Starring Mark Wahlberg And Rose Byrne

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Oscar Special - BlacKkKlansman

500 Days Of Film Reviews BlacKkKlansman Starring John David Washington And Adam Driver

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Oscar Special - The Favourite

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Favourite Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone

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Oscar Special - A Star Is Born

500 Days Of Film Reviews A Star Is Born Starring Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper

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Oscar Special - Green Book

500 Days Of Film Reviews Green Book Starring Viggo Mortensen And Mahershala Ali

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Oscar Special - Black Panther

500 Days Of Film Reviews Black Panther Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira And Letitia Wright

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Oscar Special - Vice

500 Days Of Film Reviews Vice Starring Christian Bale And Amy Adams

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Oscar Special - Bohemian Rhapsody

500 Days Of Film Reviews Bohemian Rhapsody Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton And Gwilym Lee

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Five Gripping Netflix Original Dramas

500 Days Of Film Reviews Five Gripping Netflix Original Dramas

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5 Netflix Movies To Watch This Valentine's

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5 Horror Movies To Watch On Netflix

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10 Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Top 10 Best Romantic Films

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Green Book

500 Days Of Film Reviews Green Book Starring Viggo Mortensen And Mahershala Ali

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Velvet Buzzsaw

500 Days Of Film Reviews Velvet Buzzsaw Starring Jake Gyllenhaal And Rene Russo

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If Beale Street Could Talk

500 Days Of Film Reviews If Beale Street Could Talk Starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King And Colman Domingo

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Vice

500 Days Of Film Reviews Vice Starring Christian Bale And Amy Adams

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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What Keeps You Alive

500 Days Of Film Reviews What Keeps You Alive Starring Brittany Allen and Hannah Emily Anderson

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The Wife

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Wife Starring Glenn Close And Jonathan Pryce

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Mary Queen of Scots

500 Days Of Film Reviews Mary Queen Of Scots Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie

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Glass

500 Days Of Film Reviews Glass Starring  James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Sarah Paulson

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The Horror Of The Senses

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Horror Of The Senses In Cinema

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Beautiful Boy

500 Days Of Film Reviews Beautiful Boy Starring Steve Carell And Timothee Chalamet

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Colette

500 Days Of Film Reviews Colette Starring Keira Knightley And Dominic West

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Stan and Ollie

500 Days Of Film Reviews Stan and Ollie Starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan

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RBG

500 Days Of Film Reviews RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Hearts Beat Loud

500 Days Of Film Reviews Hearts Beat Loud Starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons

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First Reformed

500 Days Of Film Reviews First Reformed Starring Ethan Hawke

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The Favourite

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Favourite Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone

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Bird Box

500 Days Of Film Reviews Bird Box Starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich

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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead

500 Days Of Film Reviews Happy New Year, Colin Burstead Starring Neil Maskell, Charles Dance, Sam Riley and Hayley Squires

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Bumblebee

500 Days Of Film Reviews Bumblebee Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. And John Cena

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Mary Poppins Returns

500 Days Of Film Reviews Mary Poppins Returns Starring Emily Blunt

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Aquaman

500 Days Of Film Reviews Aquaman Starring  Jason Momoa, Amber Heard And Willem Dafoe 

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Dumplin'

500 Days Of Film Reviews Dumplin’ Starring Danielle Macdonald And Jennifer Aniston

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Disobedience

500 Days Of Film Reviews Disobedience Starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola

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The Christmas Chronicles

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Christmas Chronicles Starring Kurt Russell

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Ralph Breaks The Internet

500 Days Of Film Reviews Ralph Breaks The Internet, Featuring The Voices Of John C. Reilly And Sarah Silverman

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Cam

500 Days Of Film Reviews Cam, Starring Madeline Brewer

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Private Life

500 Days Of Film Reviews Private Life Starring Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti And Kayli Carter

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Sorry To Bother You

500 Days Of Film Reviews Sorry To Bother You Staring Lakeith Stanfield And Tessa Thompson

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Columbus

500 Days Of Film Reviews Columbus Starring Haley Lu Richardson And John Cho

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Mama Mia! Here We Go Again On DVD!

500 Days Of Film Reviews Mama Mia! Here We Go Again Starring Amanda Seyfried And Lily James

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The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Starring Tyne Daly, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson And Tom Waits

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

500 Days Of Film Reviews Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Starring Eddie Redmayne And Katherine Waterson

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Lucky

500 Days Of Film Reviews Lucky Starring Harry Dean Stanton

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Suspiria

500 Days Of Film Reviews Suspiria Starring Tilda Swinton And Dakota Johnson

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