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  • Lilya 4-ever
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Master
  • Uncut Gems

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  • The Childhood of a Leader

    ★★½

  • Come Play

    ★★★

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★

  • Mug

    ★★★

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  • Come As You Are

    Come As You Are

    ★★★

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

    I really, really, fervently wish that they hadn't wasted the first half of this film on 'Disabled Comedy Hijinks' ... ("Hey guys; the blind guy is driving the van. Isn't that hilarious?!" - No. No it isn't. That shit was stale in "See No Evil, Hear No Evil", back in 1989 ... Do better!).

    Sex is a serious subject (especially for somebody in my position, although I have had limited experience) ... but you see a lot of sex in…

  • The Last Blockbuster

    The Last Blockbuster

    ★★★★

    Not to out myself as some giant perv... but I need the 'beaded door', for that authentic video rental experience! Don't get me wrong, by the time I was old enough to rent adult movies, I didn't live near to anywhere that they were available (in fact, I've never rented porn in person in my life, only digitally) ... but you always knew that if a video store had adult titles, it would also have a more diverse and obscure…

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  • The Childhood of a Leader

    The Childhood of a Leader

    ★★½

    When you don't get punished for breaking the rules, you grow to feel like you're entitled to *make* them.

    Not for the first time, I feel like I might have enjoyed this more if I'd been able to hear it properly... MUBI and its curse of inadequate subtitling strikes again! :-(

  • Come Play

    Come Play

    ★★★

    Sort of like a Junior "Babadook"?

    Great story - but it's a shame the monster is so naff... Like I'm supposed to be scared of a giant cranefly?!

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    Sometimes, the people who smother you, and the people that encourage you to spread your wings, are doing it for the same reason - because they care.

    It's the people who abandon you, that you're better off without.

  • Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

    Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

    ★★★★★

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

    I can't believe that one woman at the end, who STILL, without a shred of shame, asserts that Yoga is more important than ensuring that the victims achieve justice ...

    Wow. The obtuseness of some people never ceases to amaze me ...