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Miv Evans is a British writer who relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. She has written 300+ film reviews and her debut novel was published in 2014.

A PRIVATE WAR

This biopic follows the path of veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin. It swoops from one front line to the next, fighting its way past...

THE BLEEDING EDGE – Shocking Netflix Documentary

This is a compelling insight into the world of medical devices. It's scary stuff but, as the narrative peels back the facts, fear is...

ANON – Withholding the Future

The citizens in 'Anon' have been implanted with a chip that records all their actions. Every byte of this intel is on a display...

Leave No Trace – An All Around Wilderness

This is a story about a father and daughter who have rejected society and everything else the world has to offer. It's an intriguing...

ABACUS: Small Enough To Jail (Documentary)

All the banks involved in the 2008 financial crisis were given fines and a slap on the wrist - except for one. The family...

THE ESCAPE – With a Soft Landing

This is a story about a woman who can't enjoy anyone or anything. But instead of pulling on her heroine boots and fighting for...

PHANTOM THREAD – Before Weinstein Got Outed

This story is about an iconic fashion designer who abuses those around him. Despite such abhorrent behavior, he finds happiness. This sends a...

LIFE – Trouble in Space

Life is a space horror that lacks just about everything. There's no growing tension and not a single twist or turn. It skips over...

THE ASSIGNMENT – Styled in the Asylum

This is a pitch black idea. Had it been nurtured with realism and sprinkled with the minutiae of life, it could have made a...

WILSON – Nobody’s Hero

The audience I watched this movie with remained in stony silence until the final, uninspiring end. So the producers calling it a comedy is...

Little Sister – nun takes life too seriously

Little Sister is a movie about a nun, a pot smoking mom, a recluse and his over-sexed girlfriend, which are all great fodder for...

The Siege of Jadotville – Courtesy of the Fighting Irish

This David and Goliath story unravels against a backdrop of international intrigue, corrupt politicians, inept military command, all set on a stage covered in...

Fences – could this be a Talk Show?

After being bombarded for 2 hours 19 minutes by incessant dialogue, I realized not only why theaters have an interval, but why they always...

Nocturnal Animals: A Movie With No Beginning, Middle or End

The opening sequence of Nocturnal Animals shows a naked woman shaking her morbidly obese body for a lot longer than is comfortable to watch....

Amanda Knox – Courting the Press

One of the reasons Netflix financed this documentary could be that Amanda Knox narrates in person. However, her presence is far from charismatic as...

Blair Witch – Back in the Woods

The original Blair Witch Project is about a group of friends who vanish in the Black Hills Forest in Maryland. Obviously, if you're going...

Bridget Jones’s Baby – She’s Back With a Bump!

There are no surprises, and there's definitely nothing in this movie we haven't seen before, but Bridget hasn't let us down and has aged...

Dark Horse – a Welsh Conqueror, Documentary Review

Dark Horse is a fairy tale about a cleaning lady who wanted a racehorse, the kind villagers who helped her buy one, and a...

OMAR, The Line Between Terrorist and Freedom Fighter

Hany Abu-Assad is a Palestinian filmmaker and, unsurprisingly, has some intriguing stories to tell. His lack of style might not be to everyone's taste...

Eye in the Sky

This war story depicts violence at its most gentle; its most deadly and its most humane. Every choice that the characters make can be...

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