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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★½

    I’ll be honest, I’m still on a bit of a high from La La Land. What could possibly bring me down from the pure cinematic, whimsical joy that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling filled my heart with? A family melodrama focused around a number of unspeakable tragedies, you say? Oh, okay, that ought to do it.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I’m not going to pretend that I wasn’t destined to adore this film regardless of its execution and reception. From the minute I saw the first trailer for La La Land, I knew I was going to be completely besotted. Any long time reader of this site will know that, for want of a better phrase, I am a bastard for a musical, from the classics like West Side Story and The Sound Of Music to the guilty pleasures like…

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  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★½

    A collection of real time thoughts:

    ~ Right off the bat, I've got to say that a world without children sounds very appealing to me, but we'll see how this goes...
    ~ WOW three seconds in and this is already some mad shit.
    ~ BANG.
    ~ Fucking hell that chick was carrying her own arm.
    ~ This version of Britain has Brexit written all over it.
    ~ I often get that type of reception as my train goes through Swindon.…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    A collection of real time thoughts:

    ~ I totes know all about this, I've seen Narcos.
    ~ Well, season one of Narcos anyway...
    ~ Damn less that two minutes in and this cinematography is already SICK.
    ~ Oh shit this is gonna be good.
    ~ Emily Blunt in uniform makes me feel things.
    ~ This is not my dream job.
    ~ INAPPROPRIATE FLIP FLOPS ALERT.
    ~ The least romantic surprise trip to Mexico ever.
    ~ Look at all these lads…