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AT THE MOVIES #770                  PAINS OF YOUTH

Dan Slevin reviews three films that attempt to overcome their commercial limitations and bring some big ideas to the table – with varying degrees of success.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which teenage Peter Parker tries to have a normal life while still being forced to save the world.

Australian director Claire McCarthy and screenwriter Semi Chellas adapt Lisa Klein’s novel reimagining Hamlet from Ophelia’s point of view. The film stars Daisy Ridley (Star Wars).

25 years ago, Kiwi cinema icon Ant Timpson started the Incredibly Strange Film Festival and has just directed his first feature film, Come to Daddy.