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  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★★

    Steady yourselves for the shortest review I’ve ever done:

    Great fun.

  • I Am Mother

    I Am Mother

    ★★

    Some great Cinematography by Steve Annis who's lighting of a number of scenes is just fantastic to behold, and for Grant Sputore's first foray into Directing a major feature film, it's a pretty damned good achievement overall.

    It's narrative however only lifts it to an above average Sci-Fi thriller that falters and stumbles towards the finish line. For a small-scale, but well produced film, it's enjoyable enough - just keep your expectations in check for it's coda, because although it…

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  • Wild Wild Country

    Wild Wild Country

    ★★★★

    I like a good documentary, but WOW...I really wasn't expecting this. Like the former Mayor of Antelope states in its opening episode [I paraphrase] 'you couldn't make this up - and if you did, people probably wouldn't believe you anyway.'

    On a quiet day in 1981, disciples of an obscenely wealthy religious guru called Bhagwan Rajneesh suddenly appear in a small, conservative town in Oregon - dressed in scarlet with portraits of their leader hanging around their necks. This sudden…

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ½

    This was a mean-spirited, manipulative movie and at the end of it I just felt pissed off and annoyed I had wasted 2 hours of my life watching it culminating in absolutely nothing. 

    The last five minutes, [due to what was expressed by Dafoe’s narration] I expected something pretty seismic, but we were even denied that.

    The sheer volume of 5 star positive reviews on Letterboxd are as laughable as they are mind-boggling. I understand that people have different tastes,…