Blinded by the Light – Review

Gurinder Chadha's follow-up to the Delhi-set Viceroy's House brings us a little closer to home - Luton, in fact - with this moving real-life tale of a British Asian teen in 1987 who pursues his dreams with a shot in the arm from the music of Bruce Springsteen.

The Lion King (2019) Review

"It's true that real animals don't appear happy, angry, sad or fearful the same way in which humans do. Their eyes don't dart from side to side, and they certainly don't smile or laugh. So why build a dramatic, $260m movie around them?"

Varda by Agnès – Review

Cumulatively, it's a masterclass in film form and philosophy: students hoping to understand Varda's theory of cinecriture, or cine-writing, could do worse than to begin here. 

Toy Story 4 – Review

The film comes alive when it delicately suggests the poignancy of an life where happiness is derived from the approval of children, who are loving but inherently impulsive.

Rocketman – Review

A young boy finds his mundane life transformed by music, in the process transforming himself, but fills the void left by his absence of love with drugs, sex, and bad decisions. It's a standard rock movie setup.

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