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  • On Body and Soul
  • Cameraperson
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • A Monster Calls

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  • Lamb

    ★½

  • The Great Rupert

    ★★

  • C'mon C'mon

    ★★★

  • As Tears Go By

    ★★½

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  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    Cronenbergian, wholly pessimistic and so insistent on its foggy, doomed aesthetic that it almost feels like Gyllenhaal's about to run into Tom Jane in a Maine supermarket.

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    Awful in the way only bad remakes can be. There's nothing inherently wrong with the technical filmmaking on show, but the vulgar superficial warping of Park Chan-Wook's original film feels forced and unnatural where the 2003 movie is graceful in its inevitability. It also doesn't help that, while Spike Lee is no slouch cinematically, his visuals come off as sloppy when compared to Park's masterful, elegant compositions.

    Other things that hurt the film include Brolin's detestable characterisation (who would want…