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  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    ★★

    Annoyingly trashy thriller with a twist I guessed almost right from the very beginning.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Gloriously funny romance with two exceptionally charismatic leads that both illustrates and understands its time-loop premise with an incredibly satisfying rigor that puts it more in the region of science fiction than fantasy and allows it to tap into genuinely moving ideas about life that feel not like mawkish messages but the natural, tangible stakes of the story as it progresses. I've been wanting to watch this ever since it came out and it really lived up to expectations. Wonderful film.

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  • Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    ★★★★

    ‘Anna Karenina’ has come under criticism from some quarters as being guilty of style over substance, which I think rather disregards what the film is trying to do. It is, at the end of the day, a film about a society that is entirely concerned with appearances and reputation. It is creates a portrait of a world that is entirely seductive purely on the surface level and this is represented through some quite extraordinary visuals. The grandeur of the aristocratic…

  • The Head of Janus

    The Head of Janus

    ★★★½

    Of all the lost films, this is the one I most wish I could watch, no question.