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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★½

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

    “Every plainsman knows he has to find his place. The man who stays in his native district wishes he had arrived there after a long journey. And the man who travels begins to fear that he may not find a fitting end to his journey. I've spent my life trying to see my own place as a journey I never made.”

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

    No one does the intricate, white-knuckled period piece quite like Ridley Scott. Even then, however, Jodie Comer is the real currency of this film. She's the jewel in the muck, chewing up more screentime here than Ben Affleck's bleached eyebrows and Creed goatee, and that's saying something.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Villeneuve's adaptation of Dune brings his austere formal realism and sweeping eye to bear on Frank Herbert's epic tale of spacefaring royal houses, political intrigue, and the clash of civilisations. While some character elements are flattened and others heightened, the choices made result in 150 minutes of gripping and immersive sci-fi drama. Alongside impeccable casting and Zimmer's otherworldly score, Part One of this galactic saga is a triumph of cinematic scale; a grand narrative vision gloriously realised as sumptuous visual spectacle.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★½

    Visually striking yet thematically muddled, Last Night in Soho really wants to say something profound about the romanticization of the past, the inherent dangers of nostalgia, and the power of exploitation. Yet Wright can't seem to parse the difference between tacit endorsement and eclectic reference, so the whole thing ends up feeling cheapened by a dreadful script and an overreliance on giallo-lite surrealism.

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  • A Cinderella Story

    A Cinderella Story

    ★★★

    *types out LOL on a mid-00s-era flip phone*

    Hilary Duff: "Laugh out loud."

    I C O N I C

  • The Fast and the Furious

    The Fast and the Furious

    ★★★

    Is there anything that more embodies that turn of the millenium, post-Y2K triumph of The Year of Our Lord 2001, than a bunch of steamy-eyed, muscle-bound rev-heads cruising around in suped-up Honda Civics, listening to Ja Rule, drinking Coronas and trying to get that all-time, life-changing score of DVD players?