Riley Lemon

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About to embark on a Tom Cruise Marathon

Favorite films

  • Collateral
  • Minority Report
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Risky Business

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  • Contact

    ★★★

  • Cocaine Bear

    ★★

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan: The Edge of Everything

    ★★★★½

  • The Hustler

    ★★★★

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  • Glass Onion

    Glass Onion

    ★★★★½

    I may only be a simple amateur film detective and no master of the whodunnit form but ... (pause dramatically, pull back suspenders, pivot on heels) ...it seems to me, that Rhian Johnson has tapped into a core pillar of the genre and is mining some absolute gold.

    Johnson drops hints and clues at a steady rate allowing one to hypothesize and theorize but there is forever doubt and nothing can be confirmed until Benoit Blanc marks your workings at…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★½

    Not only does Oppenheimer deliver everything I could possibly want from a Nolan film but it could also be the biggest single leap in his capabilities as a film maker since he went from Insomnia to Batman Begins.

    In many ways as one of Hollywood's most reliable directors he's almost become an easy punching bag from people fixated on any conceivable weakness. But to Nolans credit he has continued to grow and evolve as a film maker at every turn…

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  • Contact

    Contact

    ★★★

    Ever the humble film maker Zemeckis first figured out life is like a box of chocolate in Forrest Gump and then followed up with Contact where he reconciles the differences between God and science.

    While epic in scope, including extraterrestrials, worm holes, and the most cutting edge VFX 1997 had to offer, Contact is more like courtroom drama than a blockbuster sci-fi flick. Characters spend hours discussing the nature of science and god, they do this in committee meetings, while…

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear

    ★★

    I'm reminded of a review for Rubber "the killer tyre movie," where the critic made the observation it was the sort of film that does well at film festivals because it seems a lot funnier to a room full of critics that have been mainlining a weekend of back-to-back films and the cabin fever has truly set in as they are desperate to see something new, whether or not its there to be seen.

    Cocaine bear similarly has a central…

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  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★★★

    Early Pixar were often high concept affairs, what if toys loved you back? What if the monsters under the bed were nice. The concept was then injected with as much humour and humanity as was possible and everything was perfect...for a time. Unfortunately after 20 years the consistency of those original high concepts started to wane. They became more convoluted a la Onward, or excessively existential de la Soul, or more just less good, like the ironically named Good Dinosaur.…

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★★★½

    The screening I left was sold out. There was an array of ages all who seemed to have a thoroughly great time. I was absolutely swept up in it and I loved it. It was such a pure hearted, anarchic spirited film all dressed up in perfect pink splendour.

    There will no doubt be many opinion pieces. There will be breakdown videos galore, pin-pointing all of the references. There will be cynical discussions had on how sincerely to take morality…