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Masterpieces & Classics

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Review: 12 Years a Slave (2014)

12 Years a Slave is a beautiful and emotionally haunting film that deserves to be recognised for the masterful work that it is. It is also unapologetically confronting and upsetting viewing where audiences need to be prepared for the sheer explicitness of its content. Director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) presents a shockingly raw and unflinching depiction of America during its most shameful era.  

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Review: Gravity (2013)

It has been seven long years since respected Mexican auteur Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men left me speechless. The dystopic and cautionary thriller about life without fertility showcased the exhilarative strengths of a very gifted director.  With Gravity, Cuaron transcends the usual conventions of viewing cinema and transports audiences as close as he can to a majestic, yet terrifyingly realistic final frontier. Adopting 3D technology flawlessly and to its fullest extent, Cuaron orchestrates an intense and claustrophobic thrill ride that will throttle and spellbind spectators into breathless submission.

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