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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ari Aster is quickly being established as a real talent in the horror film world, painting unusual and haunting pictures, strangely beautiful but also incredibly weird and troubling. I wasn’t a huge fan of ‘Hereditary’, but mainly because I found the portrait of grief in the first hour much more unsettling and compelling than the baffling cultish, demonic possession stuff in the second half. But it was effective and different. This film is a more satisfying whole - again it…

  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What if the tale of Superman crash-landing on Earth and being adopted by the Kents was the opening of a horror film? This is the novel concept behind this scary, gory and creepy tale where the burgeoning powers of the 12 year old alien are put to sinister use - he stalks and crushes the hand of the Lana Lang equivalent, he uses his eye-beams to kill, his flying and speed to skewer, his strength to smash. I rather enjoyed…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’m a bit baffled as to why this was so controversial and divisive. It’s a bloody good Star Wars film as you’d expect, although not perfect, also as you’d expect. Any issues over their treatment of Luke or the force or Rey’s parents or Snoke’s fate are unjustified, they all serve the story well. My only complaint about it was the whole Canto Bight Finn and Rose storyline, which was tedious and a bit reminiscent of the prequels, frankly. It…

  • A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars

    ★★★★

    Brilliant first outing for 'the man with no name'.