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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★

    Lionsgate. Cinema
    1.85:1
    Color 
    35mm + CFast 2.0 + Codex
    15

    ”I suspect foul play. I have eliminated no suspects”

    Johnson puts all his efforts to craft a new wave of genre and succeeds in a film that has superb tonal balance, pacing and performances with an equally as delightful screenplay in that of Knives Out. However, it isn't without a drowning sense of self-indulgence and technical errors. 

    63

    FULL REVIEW AT CLAPPERLTD.CO.UK

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    Fox Searchlight. Cinema
    1.85:1
    Color 
    Codex ARRIRAW (3.4K)
    12A

    ”You're not a Nazi, Jojo. You're a ten-year-old kid who likes dressing up in a funny uniform and wants to be part of a club”

    Jojo Rabbit is a visually beautiful, heartfelt and poignant look at the innocent casualties of war on three fronts: the manipulated, the freedom fighter and the victim. All crafted in an entertaining, comedic sensibility that has no restraint yet against all the odds curates a magically…

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  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    SONY. Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex ARRIRAW (3.4K) + Redcode RAW (8K) 
    12A

    ”You have to earn your wings”

    Elizabeth Bank's 2019 reboot of the Charlie's Angels franchise is a faux positive and visually flat rendition of a conventional action film. Nobody thought the day would come that people would be screaming to see McG back in the director's chair, but here we are.

    14

    FULL REVIEW AT CLAPPERLTD.CO.UK 

  • Them That Follow

    Them That Follow

    ★★

    12300 Productions. Cinema
    2.35:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    Them That Follow is labelled as a Horror but is never overly conscious of that tone, resulting in the film grappling with having an identity crisis of sorts. The first fifty minutes in particularly are unironically frightening - resulting in dire pacing and zero interest. It is only saved by the films latter half that can’t quite conquer the full terrors that proceeded it.

    26

    FULL REVIEW AT CLAPPERLTD.CO.UK

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    Disney + Lucasfilm. Vue Extreme Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color 
    35mm + 65mm + Codex
    12
    2D

    “Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to. That's the only way to become what you are meant to be”

    Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi is a bitterly disappointing, flat, tiresome, and ultimately disastrous attempt at wanting to stand out against the norm. The tone is completely utterly wrong for such a massively important episode in a franchise that needs to go darker…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    Warner Bros. Cinema
    1.85:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    ”Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?”

    Phoenix is phenomenal. Dark, gritty & fucking crazy Joker is more on the lines of Mean Streets than Taxi Driver but is clearly heavily influenced on the latter. It all looks to be serving a masterclass, but Phillips stumbles in the last hurdle with the film not knowing if it wants to stand alone as its own entity or be enticed and constricted by the lore that surrounds it.

    80

    FULL REVIEW AT FILM INQUIRY