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Katie Hogan

Katie Hogan
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90% Skate Kitchen (2018) No words are spoken towards the end, just a text followed by a seamless shot at dusk, and it's perfect.‐ My Film Club
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83% Ava (2018) Director and writer Léa Mysius' story plays out almost as calmly as the serene beach resort it is set in.‐ VultureHound
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60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Her (Agatha Christie) stories keep everyone guessing until the end, and no matter how the story is presented, it is always with a dramatic flare and a big reveal.‐ VultureHound
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85% The Square (2017) The reason why The Square works so brilliantly with macabre and laughter is that it mirrors what we see and do everyday. ‐ VultureHound
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64% The Boy Downstairs (2018) There is a wonderfully awkward but natural chemistry between Mamet's Diana and Matthew Shear's Ben that makes the film flow easier, especially in this genre.‐ VultureHound
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47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) A sci-fi comedy with a love story at the heart sound like a mouthful but if when you're shouting lyrics like 'EAT ME ALIVE' you just join and start screaming those words too. Entertained from start to finish.‐ VultureHound
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97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) Maggie Mulubwa is near expressionless throughout and barely speaks, but this makes all the difference, her wide eyes doing all the talking for her. ‐ VultureHound
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93% Thelma (2017) Thelma's story plays out beautifully, even through the pain and sorrow.‐ VultureHound
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94% Princess Cyd (2017) Director and writer Stephen Cone gently weaves together a light bright story, with an exception of one dark moment.‐ VultureHound
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89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A beautifully brutal piece of cinema that is guaranteed to stay with you after the credits roll.‐ VultureHound
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55% Moon Dogs (2016) The most refreshing element of the film, aside from the picturesque landscapes, is definitely the casting of the three leads. Covering Ireland, Wales and Scotland, it shows the talent across the nations.‐ VultureHound
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90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh has once again crafted a brilliantly violent and emotionally charged script about anger, revenge, regret, unfulfillment and justice that isn't always served. ‐ VultureHound
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75% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) There are some good performances to enjoy and even Jai Courntey's awkward German accent passes the bar. ‐ VultureHound
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92% The Shape of Water (2017) This is a elegantly portrayed love story set against a shifting background that leaves you wanting to see more happy endings.‐ VultureHound
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92% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) The story is everything it's meant to be, a mixture of hope and sadness with no surprises to deter from a story worth telling.‐ VultureHound
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96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) It's a brilliant uplifting film with a soul and really does show the importance of respect.‐ VultureHound
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53% Spaceship (2016) Written and directed by Taylor, it may be a difficult story structure for some to follow but once you open your mind to all the possibilities out there, you can quickly find yourself immersed into this otherworldly story.‐ VultureHound
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2/5 50% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Cage's character is matter of fact and just wants things to get done, gives the film a pace and a somewhat useful insight. But ultimately, the film has a mean streak too thick to appreciate more.‐ VultureHound
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44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) There are aspects of the film worth commending and parts that will annoy even a novice but ultimately, if you enjoy science fiction stories, you won't be disappointed.‐ VultureHound
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94% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) With all the high-school drama aside, Nadine's one-to-ones with her teacher are either extremely awkward or heartwarming, and that's just what the story needed - a break and fresh viewpoint on Nadine's life. ‐ VultureHound
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95% East Side Sushi (2015) This is a delightful light drama about how everyone deserves an opportunity no matter who they are or where they are from.‐ VultureHound
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60% Domain (2018) Despite the flaws in the story, it is a new idea that is interesting even if it is similar to other science fiction stories of survival. The greatest strength the film has is the cast. ‐ VultureHound
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5/5 92% Mindhorn (2016) The film is faultless and it's a great to see such a brilliantly assembled cast. Comedy is alive and well in the UK.‐ VultureHound
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5/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) A brilliant film that is rightfully placed in the 'Cult' section of the festival as it is sure to have this status in years to come.‐ VultureHound
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2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Unfortunately, 'new interpretation' means changing the story dramatically and turning it into a slight rip off of Gladiator and we are not entertained.‐ VultureHound
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90% Isle of Dogs (2018) It's a beautifully crafted story about how much one boy will do for his dog and what one man will do for his ancestor's honour.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 92% Revenge (2018) It more than satisfies and exceeds expectations and hopefully will serve as a turning point for the genre.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 94% Loveling (Benzinho) (2018) The film stays at the same tone throughout, not needing to exaggerate situations, characters or plot. It is perfectly balanced portrayal of a normal family, just living their lives.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 64% Unicorn Store (2019) As Brie Larson's directorial debut it is a glittery delight and definitely showcases her talent and hopefully future directing.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 86% The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (2017) Ending on a joyful and very painful last few minutes, their is no real resolution or, in fact, hope, just a release which may be enough for some.‐ VultureHound
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3/5 80% Dumped (Larguées) (2018) The story, like its characters, is fun, sometimes silly and over the top, but at the end of the day it is all about daughter-mother bonding.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 100% Waru (2017) The fact that this is the first feature film made by Maori women in nearly 30 years, says a great deal about the film industry and that this film has arrived at the right time.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 52% A Dark Place (Steel Country) (2019) People fear the unknown and automatically don't trust it, however in film, we can usually turn this around and give the hero his moment, even if Donnie doesn't get that.‐ VultureHound
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3/5 48% In Darkness (2018) The film is a welcome change to the British thriller landscape.‐ VultureHound
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5/5 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) With so many delicate moments, the women's performances, from theater actors and many non actors too, all had time to craft their characters. ‐ VultureHound
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5/5 100% Supa Modo (2018) Seeing the completed film at the end, complete with a fantastic VJing performance, not a gimmick but a common way to watch films in Kenya, you feel uplifted and hope that Supa Modo lives on!‐ VultureHound
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3/5 97% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) A funny, sometimes even laugh out loud moment, witty and not at all small minded animated film that is beautifully animated in 2D, makes you wish that there were more films made this way. ‐ VultureHound
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2/5 68% The Changeover (2019) There seems to be much promise attached the story but the film doesn't quite deliver what's expected. ‐ VultureHound
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2/5 33% High Voltage (2018) Sold on the fact that David Arquette and Luke Wilson star, the latter is in three scenes and makes little to no impact to the story or film.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 89% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The film manages to be several different comedic plots at the same time; odd couple pairing, screwball antics, quirky romance making it comedic gold that isn't present in it's Hollywood and even indie comparatives. ‐ VultureHound
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4/5 100% School's Out (L'heure de la sortie) (2018) There is also the possibility to read too much into characters actions and words but the overall feeling of, 'something isn't right' is felt until the end and that might worth the wait.‐ VultureHound
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3/5 92% The Candidate (The Realm) (El reino) (2018) With the charismatic Antonio de la Torre at Manu, driving the film through the low life politicians living the high life, the film is saved from too confusing a plot.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 95% Jinn (2018) What's interesting is we get to see both Summer's and Tahir's reactions to being torn apart after they are 'caught'. It isn't one sided.‐ VultureHound
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3/5 92% Joy (2018) By the end of the film you're left with an uncomfortable empty feeling that there is no hope and the cycle continues, which is bleak indeed but just shows devastating the subject of the film is.‐ VultureHound
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3/5 87% Soni (2018) As a first feature film, Ayr has created an interesting to start to an on-going conversation, one that needs and should be extended outside one's own country and comfort zone.‐ VultureHound
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1/5 94% In Fabric (2019) With such a promising premise that could have been strange but alluring, you're left with a confused and irritating feeling that nothing really made sense.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 83% The Fight (2018) Along the way her family experience small victories which adds to the feeling that no one is alone, they are a family, they don't give up on each other.‐ VultureHound
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2/5 50% Ladyworld (2019) The lack of clarity distracts from whatever the story is with these girls.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 85% Girl (2019) At first Girl is a positive outlook but soon shows its tragic undertones. Lukas Dhont gives an intimate story with what feels like a positive and realistic experience.‐ VultureHound
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4/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Whether you like the Coen brothers or not, of if you really love Westerns or not, there is a story in this anthology film to be appreciated and enjoyed by anyone who's looking for something unusual, or just a really great story.‐ VultureHound
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