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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    So I'm a bit late to the game with Uncut Gems, but after some repeated recommendations from a friend I finally freed up and evening to get around to it. I went into this film expecting a 'pretty good' dramedy with some fairly stellar 'serious' acting from Sandler (the likes of which I've enjoyed in the past in Punch Drunk Love, The Meyerowitz Stories and even Reign Over Me). What I got was one of the most engaging, enthralling and…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★½

    Marriage Story has such an unabashed and often visceral realness to it it's almost impossible not to be moved by it. Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansson both put on an incredible performance as the two halves of a partnership in the throes of falling apart. In fact, the film is absolutely stuffed with great performances from some fairly big names and great performers but never at the expense of feeling 'crowded'. Marriage Story is as much a dive into how…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★

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

    'I cheered, I shouted, I fist pumped the air, I cried, I stood and cheered!'

    ~Richard E. Grant.

    Well, sadly our boi Rich-E may have oversold this movie just a tad (although my friend and I did enjoy throwing out an unenthusiastic fist pump every time his character was on screen). Rise of Skywalker is, well, a confusing movie to review to be honest. Was it an objectively good movie? Hell no. Was is anywhere near as terrible as I…

  • Still/Born

    Still/Born

    ★★½

    It was a pretty solid depiction of a person's descent into madness and paranoia. Sadly the film ended up feeling somewhat mediocre overall. Performances ranged from pretty good to downright terrible (sometimes in the same actor's performance depending on the scene. Every time the lead had to look shocked or genuinely scared I had to stifle a laugh. Her 'deer in the headlights' look may well be her genuine reaction to fear but it was sadly also very comical and…