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  • Antebellum

    Antebellum

    Lionsgate 
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Códex
    15

    The first thirty minutes is hard hitting and distributing piece of cinema that showcases slavery in all its unequivocal pain and brutality. Then you have a twist, of which on the surface works, only after a pause the viewer realises that Antebellum has just used slavery as a plot device and narrative twist. A result which offers a hollow, disturbing and tone deaf approach to cover a subject matter that deserves a far higher level…

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    NETFLIX (ULTRA 4K)
    2.39:1
    Color 
    35mm
    18

    A muddled and hollow examination of character that falls foul into a quite frankly tedious and ultimately a sadistic torture porn like feature. Think along the lines of an incredibly subpar Stephen King novella without the colossal intrigue and dynamics. Pattinson shines, as does Holland but it’s all too little too late in gargantuan unnecessary running time that has no incite aside from showcasing horror without nuance or merit. Far too overcrowded and coincidental…

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  • Supernova

    Supernova

    ★★★★

    LFF2020
    1.85:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    Delicately produced with two wonderful central performances. An elegance and poignant mobility pushes this feature from start to finish. Not necessarily expertly crafted in terms of filmmaking prowess but this is nevertheless a competent and captivating emotional conundrum. Tucci steals the show and often carries Firth, who in turn never lets the side down but never gives a empowering performance. Ultimately, this is a film that speaks volumes in its silence and a staggering one at that.

    81

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  • One Night in Miami...

    One Night in Miami...

    ★★★

    LFF 2020
    2.39:1
    Colour + Monochrome 
    Codex
    15

    Before long, One Night in Miami falls into the problematic hole of being a film that lacks a voice or thematic output. A film that, on the surface, feels as if it is saying or standing up for something but, in the end, implements its full stop at the point of where and what the feature demands to be told.

    67

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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”

    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 and embrace it. It has no clue of what it wants to…

  • 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

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