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Alison Lesley

Alison is a writer (a.k.a future homeless drifter) and an aspiring author. She's studying Literary and Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. Her interests include memes, sleeping, procrastinating...and...I'll fill this in later...

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Cargo Review

In a dystopian apocalypse, Andy (Martin Freeman) and Kay (Susie Porter – Hounds of Love, Underbelly), along with their infant daughter Rosie, travel into rural Australia, fleeing the devastating outbreak of an incurable, zombie-like virus. When Kay, and subsequently Andy, are bitten and infected with the virus, Andy has 48 hours to find a safe place for his daughter. Desperately fighting against t...

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Cargo

After being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic and with only 48 hours to live, a father struggles…

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Unsane

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or…

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Unsane

Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy), a financial analyst, moves from Boston to Philadelphia in an attempt to flee her stalker, David Strine (Joshua Leonard). Still suffering panic attacks and paranoia, she seeks professional help, and finds herself involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where the nurses and administrators drug her and attempt to keep her interned as long as her insurance will ...

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The Death of Stalin

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In…

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The Death of Stalin Review

When Josef Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) drops dead of a cerebral haemorrhage, his boot-licking inner Party members struggle for power in this absurdist farce by Armando Ianucci (Veep, In The Loop). Deputy Georgy Malenkov (Jeffery Tambor) decides only he can take the place of their ‘irreplaceable’ and dearly-departed dictator. But not forever. Amongst those vying for power are the morally fickle stat...

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Love, Simon

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to…

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Love, Simon Review

Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) lives a ‘totally normal’ life, except for one big secret he’s kept hidden from everyone – he’s gay. He finds solace and community in his online correspondence with another anonymous closeted gay student at his high school, whom he only knows as ‘Blue’. When another student leaks their private emails, Simon has to suddenly come to terms with his new public identity. Love...

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Human Flow Review

“There is no refugee crisis, only a human crisis.” – Ai Wei Wei Filmed over a single year with 25 film crews and across 23 countries, Human Flow is the ambitious documentary by controversial artist Ai Wei Wei. The film, which had its international premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year, follows the lives and stories of millions of migrants on their journeys across the planet. Human F...

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Human Flow

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war…

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In The Fade Review

Katja Sekerci (Diane Kruger) lives with her 5 year old son Rocco (Rafael Santana), and her Kurdish ex-drug trafficker husband Nuri (Numan Acar), who now runs a translation and taxation office in a Turkish neighbourhood in Hamburg. After a nail bomb is detonated outside the office, Nuri and Rocco are killed, and Katja’s world collapses. As the investigation probes into Nuri and Katja’s personal liv...

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In The Fade

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her…

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