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  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • The Thing
  • The Train

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  • TÁR

    ★★★½

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

  • Wild

    ★★★½

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  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★½

    I’m going to have to plant myself firmly in the “not so sure” camp for this one (of which there are all of three of us, it seems). I should point out here that I do get into some discussion of the plot of this later on, so if you haven’t seen the film yet, stop reading.

    This is undoubtedly an immaculately constructed and highly disciplined piece of filmmaking; one that paints a very convincing picture of the niche world…

  • Idiocracy

    Idiocracy

    ★½

    Less a damning projection of where human intelligence might be heading; more a damning example of just how low lowbrow comedy could stoop at the turn of the millennium. Brainless, broad satire may well have been the very intentional end goal here, but to make such brainless humour work, there does at least need to be some brains behind it. This clearly didn’t have any. I just found it so tiresomely crass—pure, lowest common denominator stuff; totally devoid of laughs…

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    Wouldn’t we all like to live deliciously?

    It’s good to put things into perspective. Despite all the biblical-scale madness happening this year, be thankful you’re not a God-fearing peasant farmer living in the bleak 1600s, procreating uncontrollably, banished for your supposed misdeeds, forced to scratch a living off dirt, plagued by blighted crops, tormented by demonic livestock, and cursed by a satanic coven of witches who dwell in the creepy woods behind your house.

    This is such an assured and…

  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★½

    I would quite happily sit down and watch an extended bonus feature where Antonius Block and Death do little more than play a protracted game of chess, exchange the odd quip, and ponder the meaning of life.