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  • Mouchette

    Mouchette

    ★★★★

    Not at all what I was expecting from a Robert Rodriguez grindhouse movie, and what a physical transformation from Danny Trejo in the titular role!

  • The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow

    ★★

    the newly inaugurated president of the USA giving his first address to the nation, directly after a major catastrophic event that killed millions, exclusively on The Weather Channel

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    In an era when most budding horror filmmakers look up to James Wan, emulating his jump scare schtick wherever they feel fit, a boldly original voice in the genre like Robert Eggers needs to be celebrated. After the critical success of his abstract 2016 horror The Witch, he signed on to direct a reimagining of Nosferatu - but with that project seemingly fallen by the wayside, he’s instead channelled his desire to update the early horror films of the German…

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★½

    I have rarely seen a cinema audience as rowdy as the crowd at my screening of Kong: Skull Island yesterday evening. Roughly ten minutes in to the film, peaceful decorum in the auditorium seemed to be abolished, with audience interaction reaching a level usually associated with cult classics like The Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Room, not a preview screening of a would-be franchise starter.

    Here was a crowd actively hating a movie in real time, loudly questioning plot…