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  • Dune

    ★★★★

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    ★★★½

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    ★★½

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    ★★★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    In Denis we trust - probably the most consistently brilliant filmmaker of his generation and one who should be included in the conversation for best evers.

    Though I don't think Dune is the best thing DV's ever made, it's still a masterclass in directing and usage of resources. All $165m of them. Like a certain other sci fi saga, it's mainly a pertinent allegory for Western foreign policy with some messianism thrown in for good measure, yet I wasn't delighted…

  • Containment

    Containment

    ★★★½

    Shot on location literally just down the road from me in the gloriously not-as-bad-as-they-used-to-be Weston Tower blocks in the holy land of Southampton (ahhh represent!! this shit never happens), Containment is a great and brutal little indie thriller.

    Anything about viruses and lockdowns pre-covid looks so ominous now, always far scarier than your traditional ghouls and ghosts. It's really tightly made too with the claustrophobic flats and panicky people being rather prescient of the mad runs on bog roll and…

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