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  • Black Adam

    ★★

  • Man of Tai Chi

    ★★★★

  • The Sound of 007: Live from the Royal Albert Hall

    ★★★

  • The Sound of 007

    ★★★★

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    Universal
    1.33:1 + 2.20:1
    Color 
    35mm + 65mm + Codex
    15

    “This dream you're chasing, where you end up at the top of the mountain, all eyes on you... it's the dream you never wake up from”

    Jordan Peele returns behind the director's chair with his third feature titled Nope. Revealing a fantastic and often engrossing throwback to the 1950s genre pieces of science fiction with a perfect dabble of horror and comedy, resulting in a perfect cinematic concoction that melds suspense and reveals in harmonic pleasure.

    80

    FULL REVIEW AT CLAPPER

  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    ★★

    Universal
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex
    18

    “Come and get me, motherfucker”

    Halloween Ends takes substantial creative decisions in the franchise that for the most part could work as a sequel/origin that closes old wounds and builds new worlds. Alas, all is unfortunately undermined with incredibly poor narrative writing that starts strong but falls awfully flat with underwhelming arcs. Best described as character assassination overload by long time fans, Green’s curtain call is never the feature it advertises itself as in terms…

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  • Black Adam

    Black Adam

    ★★

    Warner Bros
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex
    12a

    “Black Adam, what have your powers ever given to you? Nothing but heartache”

    Every opportunity Warner Bros has with the DC property it takes one step forward and two steps back. While the opportunity to do something interesting with character and tone is at least explored here, once again, Black Adam feels destined to retread the same route and roles explored before it. Alas, the dynamic of wanting desperately for the river to run…

  • Man of Tai Chi

    Man of Tai Chi

    ★★★★

    Lionsgate 
    2.35:1
    Color 
    Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
    15

    “The universe is blind to our pain and deaf to our sorrows. All things have their way”

    Had the pleasure of viewing and discussing this on the Uncut Gems Podcast. While it does have strains and issues of flow and probably a little off full realisation - only due to a lack of experience behind the camera on Reeves part - Man of Tai Chi shows great promise in terms of martial art iconography…

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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

    FULL REVIEW AT FILM INQUIRY