Posts by Trevor Johnston

City of Ghosts

By Trevor Johnston

The importance of citizen journalism comes to the fore in Matthew Heineman’s vital documentary.

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond

By Trevor Johnston

A key ingredient is missing from this tribute to the Fab Four’s seminal pop-rock LP: the music.

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Graduation

By Trevor Johnston

Romania’s Cristian Mungiu returns with another understated (and excellent) social drama.

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Denial

By Trevor Johnston

Rachel Weisz rails against Nazi apologists in this sturdy court room drama for the ‘post-truth’ age.

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Silence

By Trevor Johnston

Scorsese’s monolithic passion project finally arrives, and it’s a ripped straight from his spiritually devout heart.

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The Unknown Girl

By Trevor Johnston

An exceptional lead performance isn’t enough to lift the latest Dardenne brothers movie to greatness.

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Little Men

By Trevor Johnston

Writer/director Ira Sachs strikes movie gold with this everyday epic about the making of masculinity.

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Sour Grapes

By Trevor Johnston

Wealthy wine connoisseurs get more than they bargained for in this strangely compelling doc.

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Born to Be Blue

By Trevor Johnston

This carefully considered music biopic of narcotised jazzman Chet Baker really gets its man.

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Tale of Tales

By Trevor Johnston

Matteo Garrone serves up a trio of fabulously gory fantasies with the help of a solid ensemble cast.

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Miles Ahead

By Trevor Johnston

Don Cheadle’s passionate tribute to the late jazz icon fails to hit all the right beats.

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A War

By Trevor Johnston

A Hijacking director Tobias Lindholm and star Pilou Asbæk reteam for this thought-provoking military drama.

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Brooklyn

By Trevor Johnston

Saoirse Ronan is in scintillating form in this lavish period drama from director John Crowley.

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The Lobster

By Trevor Johnston

Director Yorgos Lanthimos proves he’s still got plenty left up his sleeve with this dark dystopic satire.

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Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

By Trevor Johnston

The winner of a recent poll to discover the greatest ever documentary is re-released.

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Far from the Madding Crowd

By Trevor Johnston

Carey Mulligan shimmers in an otherwise fairly ordinary adaptation of the Thomas Hardy classic.

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Wild

By Trevor Johnston

Reese Witherspoon walks straight into an awards-bait trap courtesy of director Jean-Marc Vallée.

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