Downsizing

Alexander Payne’s comedies, in equal parts caustic and sweet-natured, revolve around the misadventures of ordinary Americans. His new movie Downsizing isn’t, as the title suggests a satire about the diminished economic circumstances of the human race, but the name of a project aimed at delivering a radical solution to climate change, overpopulation, disappearing resources and excessive consumption. …

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12 Strong

A month after 9/11, an elite team of soldiers, US Army Green Berets, had already helicoptered into the remote mountains of northern Afghanistan on a top-secret mission: to support tribal warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostum, part of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, in an effort to retake the Taliban stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif, an essential first step in defeating the Al-Qaeda–supporting regime.…

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The Commuter

It seemed like more of the same when the initial trailer dropped for Liam Neeson’s latest action-thriller The Commuter. However, the Northern Irishman’s latest team up with director Jaume Collet-Serra sees a number of favourable changes from their last few films together, but not enough to cover over all the cracks.…

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