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  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4


    The thousands of screaming toddlers in my screening have absolutely no idea how thematically ambitious or impressively layered Toy Story 4 is. Not to mention hilariously bizarre and at times pretty haunting.

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still


    An Elephant Sitting Still is an existential epic, a vast yet incredibly intimate portrayal of soul searching in contemporary China. It’s poignant yet relentlessly nihilistic, whilst Hu Bo’s mesmerising camerawork glides through environments and in between conversations with a patient and organic flow. A devastating masterclass in gritty realism.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name


    Call Me By Your Name is a transcendent love story, a celebration of self-discovery and the complexities of the human heart. Its two leads are endlessly captivating, beautifully portraying their fascinating characters intriacte feelings and emotions, often without saying a word.

    Theres a passion and revelry to this film that only serves to fill you with an overwhelming sense of joy. You would have to be dead inside not to love it.

  • Garden Party

    Garden Party


    Using some of the most arresting animated visuals you'll see this year, the beautifully constructed Garden Party is a captivating short created by a group of French 3D artists. Cleverly juxtaposing the majestic, innocence of nature against the grim, brutality of humanity. Dark, primal and a whole heap of fun. Be sure to check out this Academy Award nominee on YouTube.