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  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Princess Bride
  • Before Sunrise
  • Blow Out

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  • Lady Bird

    ★★★★

  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    ★★★

  • Awakenings

    ★★★★

  • Up in the Air

    ★★★★

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  • Werewolves Within

    Werewolves Within

    ★★★

    Werewolves Within is a horror-comedy hybrid based on the mafia style video game of the same name. 

    When whodunnit films are at there best they’re simple, quick and self-aware. This may seem like a simple obsequious checklist but these qualities can also cause trouble for whodunnits when they’re at there worst. Werewolves within is fast moving and self-aware but often in excess and to its own detriment. 

    The film follows Finn played by Sam Richardson who moves to a small…

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★★★

    The Hand of God is a delicate, beautiful and deeply personal coming of age tale from Paolo Sorrentino. 

    On paper this film made me very excited, there were many elements of the story that I am intrinsically invested in, and on that level I didn’t love the film as much as I wanted to. That being said I was still very much invested in and impressed by The Hand of God. Cinematographer Dario D’Antonio does such a fantastic job crafting…

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  • The Adam Project

    The Adam Project

    ★★★

    The Adam Project won’t interest many with its science-fiction story or it’s fairly dreary lore. However it won me over with its small scale emotional moments and the fun dynamic between Ryan Reynolds and his younger self. 

    Ryan Reynolds isn’t offering anything different here, he’s yet again playing his usual witty, sarcastic self, which for many will be a frustration. However his chemistry and dynamic with Walker Scobell in particular offers a lot of funny moments, and some surprisingly deep…

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    ★★★

    An incredibly confident and often bewildering commentary and attack on societal conventions, double standards and European Nationalism. This is undeniably provocative with its ideas on storytelling, narrative and culture, with director Radu Jade having no interest in suppressing any of his wild idiosyncrasies. It’s also undeniably jarring and will completely estrange some viewers with its eccentricity and explicit nature.

    I found it very jarring, but admired the courage to make a film this striking. Despite the well laid out 3-act…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    First off, I definitely need to rewatch this to fully get a hold of my feelings. Unsurprisingly Nolan gives us another puzzling film to unlock, and while this is stunning to look at and made even finer with the use of 70mm and the thumping score, it’s held back by it’s structure. It’s not that the film derails from what it wants to be, Nolan articulates everything with ease, but some of the emotional stakes aren’t used to their full…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★½

    As provocative and ambitious as expected from Kaufman. This is riddled with ambiguity and twists from the very beginning, but what makes these plot twists effective is how they extend the film’s ambiguity rather than reveal the complexities of the narrative. The narrative is built around the idea of a constant change in clarification, which makes the twisty nature of the film feel cohesive rather than convoluted. 

    The film is a technical masterpiece, up front the aspect ratio narrows your…