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  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Unbreakable
  • Casino
  • The Fifth Element

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  • Godzilla vs. Biollante

    ★★★★

  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

  • The Return of Godzilla

    ★★★

  • Migration

    ★★★

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  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    SONY
    2.29:1
    Color
    Codex
    12a

    “When you take on the responsibility, great power will come”

    Madame Web is a consistently horrid, abysmal and patronising venture from a studio that has no interest in allowing a director to create, or understand the properties they have. Some blame needs to be put at S.J. Clarkson‘s feet but ultimately this a vehicle that has been sliced and diced by corporate conglomerates who do not understand audience or product. The editing is Michael Bay

  • Godzilla Minus One

    Godzilla Minus One

    ★★★★★

    TOHO
    2.39:1
    Color
    AXSM
    12a

    “Is your war finally over?”

    ORIGINAL CUT

    Taking considerable material and depth provided by the Heisei series, Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One is a perfect thematic combination of the societal themes present from Yasujirō Ozu and the political landscape brought forward by Godzilla veteran Ishirō Honda. The combination crafts a fabulously rich and layered atmosphere and underbelly with an equally as engaging and emotive narrative. Story arcs and characters presented feel real and compelling with the tension and atmosphere both a frightening reality, yet a fabulous ode to the series past, and when the titular character is present it has never looked as good.

    93

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  • Godzilla vs. Biollante

    Godzilla vs. Biollante

    ★★★★

    TOHO
    1.85:1
    Color
    35mm
    PG

    “Godzilla and Biollante aren't monsters. It's the unscrupulous scientists who create them that are monsters”

    Kazuki Ômori’s Godzilla vs. Biollante finds great ground in moral emotive conviction as well as visual grandiose action adventure. Playing as an indictment of mankind’s moral compass but utilising said thematic in a fun tone albeit never diluting the tragedy of loss and grief with dashes of political espionage. Ômori’s feature is a perfect evolution of this franchise. Granted, it is more tender than previous incarnations but takes great precedent and strides to showcase the humanistic side of these rich stories.

    74

  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    A24
    1.78:1
    Color
    AXS-R7
    12a

    “The life we enjoy is very much worth the sacrifice”

    Glazer is almost unparalleled in intertwining the avant-garde with the mainstream with terrific commercial and emotive success. His latest effort The Zone of Interest is a harrowingly conscious and damning reveal of subdued morality and terrifying ethics presented in unflinching normality. Glazer crafts this monstrous beast in a perfect tonal dissonance that is both spellbinding and intricate in visual and visceral presentation. That being said, Glazer does…

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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

    ★★★★

    VENICE 2019

    ”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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