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  • Mary Magdalene

    Mary Magdalene

    One of many films on the Weinstein Company’s slate before its collapse is finally getting its stateside release. Ironically just in time for Easter, the latest version of the story of Mary Magdalene sees Rooney Mara and director Garth Davis reunited, who previously worked together on Lion. However, audiences might wonder why another distributor would bother to release this film in theaters given the final product is nothing more than uninspiring.

    Mary (Rooney Mara) lives in a small Jewish community…

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    Romantic comedies are often known for having a predictable story of boy meets girl, illustrating a pleasant picture of how love can blossom despite differences, how a couple’s love can surmount all of life’s troubles. As anyone that has loved someone only for it to end in heartache knows, relationships can have their bitter moments. Even the most successful ones can take work so it may be some comfort to those who have suffered a breakup to be told within…

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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    Wes Anderson last dabbled with stop-motion animation with his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox almost a decade ago. When the auteur announced he would be returning to the genre with Isle of Dogs, fans of his work were quick to generate anticipation for the film. The title of this latest feature may derive from an area of London in the River Thames, but the film takes place in a dystopian Japan and follows a young boy, Atari (Koyu…

  • Widows

    Widows

    Since the turn of the decade, there has been a rise in the popularisation of television series and films from the 1970s and 80s receiving modernised adaptations. Steve McQueen’s Widows is based on a British crime drama series from this period, telling the story of a group of women whose bank-robbing spouses are killed during a heist and are then forced to take on a job in order to pay off their late husbands’ debt.

    Widows opens with a juxtaposition…