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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★

    As for Captain Marvel, my general impression is that this is why we go to the movies, isn’t it? Not so we can abide the trolls on Twitter, or let awards seasons grind us down, or dwell on the negative, the political, the whatnots of the film world. No, we embrace the big, bold entertainment coming at us in the dark. Uninhibited celluloid pleasure. For which, even with a few narrative hiccups, whatever your tastes, Captain Marvel ticks so many of the right boxes.

    READ IN FULL HERE: filmotomy.com/captain-marvel-reminds-us-why-we-go-to-the-movies/

  • Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

    Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

    ★★★★½

    The candid, engulfing documentary, Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., even opens with director, and long-time friend, Steve Loveridge, asking Maya why she does not ever shut up. From a child of war, to immigrant in the United Kingdom, and hip-hop musician, the film explores a restless, always riveting, politically-charged individual. The product of her environment, and vocally unabashed advocate for human rights.

    Read more at Filmotomy: filmotomy.com/for-your-consideration-matangi-maya-m-i-a-documentary/

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    I stand up, though, to those that whine and wince about the casting of Wonder Woman, or indeed see the acquisition of such a big movie for a female director as a “brave” move. Please. Step up and take a bow Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, then, two women so instrumental in this film’s appeal, they deserve all the merits thrown their way. And there are many already, with the glorious fall-out still to come. Supported by story-tellers Allan Heinberg…

  • The Wings of the Dove

    The Wings of the Dove

    ★★★★

    A clandestine love story of sorts, Iain Softley’s sumptuous, seductive period piece delivers in brooding melancholy and blooming companionship. Based on the 1902 book by Henry James, the adaptation by Hossein Amini is meticulously thought-out.

    Read full piece at Filmotomy: filmotomy.com/100-british-flicks-i/