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  • Devs

    8th May 2020 by

    “An intelligent, enjoyable, interesting meditation on grief, power, love, technology and quantum physics.. but it doesn’t quite land the ending..”

  • Uncut Gems review

    10th Feb 2020 by

    Watching Uncut Gems is like having your face aggressively rubbed into a filthy nylon carpet while Aqua’s Barbie Girl is played painfully loudly on repeat. The protagonist is an irredeemable scumbag with absolutely no likeable qualities. He loves two things only: money, and the adrenaline buzz of taking moronically huge risks to make more money. A lot of the supporting characters are deeply unpleasant too.

    And yet, it’s brilliant.

  • Midsommar Review

    18th Jan 2020 by

    So, Ari Aster. On his Wikipedia page, the American director is described as being obsessed with horror movies. In 2018, he released Hereditary, its masterful trailer drawing me in as surely as Freddy Krueger is pulled into a teenage dream. It’s disappointing then, that the most interesting thing about the film turned out to be… Read more

  • JoJo Rabbit Review

    10th Jan 2020 by

    (Mild spoilers for early scenes in the film.  The short version is: go see it, it’s fantastic). There’s a scene in JoJo Rabbit in which a ten-year-old boy is forced to look at the hanging corpses of people executed as traitors. That might be the best way to sum up this blackly funny film. Taika… Read more

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Review

    4th Jan 2020 by

    Spoilers ahead for all movies in the Star Wars saga. JJ Abrams has been equivocal, but as soon as the opening crawl appears in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, you hear the deafening click of a reset button. Whatever your feelings about The Last Jedi, it was clearly a departure from The Force Awakens.… Read more

  • Marriage Story review

    15th Dec 2019 by

    Marriage Story is an intimate account of divorce. That sounds clear enough, but this is quite a hard film to categorise beyond that. The film that most often comes to mind about divorce is Kramer vs. Kramer, which remains in my mind harrowing, haunting and hard-to-watch. Perhaps I’ll get around to reviewing it for this… Read more

  • The Irishman review

    14th Dec 2019 by

    Cards on the table, The Irishman was the film I was most excited about this year. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes close, but a movie directed by Scorsese, starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci was always going to be the Niagara Falls of mouth-watering prospects. Anyone who really loves film and… Read more

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  • Uncut Gems review
    Watching Uncut Gems is like having your face aggressively rubbed into a filthy nylon carpet while Aqua’s Barbie Girl is played painfully loudly on repeat. The protagonist is an irredeemable scumbag with absolutely no likeable qualities. He loves two things only: money, and the adrenaline buzz of taking moronically huge risks to make more money. A lot of the supporting characters are deeply unpleasant too. And yet, it’s brilliant.
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