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  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★½

    People always bang on about the movies they wish they'd seen in cinemas; 2001 looks pretty superb up there on 70mm, sure, but I'd be willing to skip out on that experience again for a chance to catch Demons with a crowd. Couldn't help put feel the meta-movie aspect is less undercooked, as I thought, than just undone by the safety of a sofa in one's own home; surrounded by strangers in a dimmed theatre sounds to me like a…

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★½

    Little heavy on the whole "haha, we called the fat kid fat!" factor for my tastes, but there's enough charm between Dennison's impressive energy and Neill's hard man act to just about let it slide. It's a hard 12 at times, and I like that - the boyf's kid cousin watched with us, and I get the sense this is one he's already gone gushing to his friends about.

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  • Enter the Void

    Enter the Void

    ★★★★½

    Certain films you love because they touch you personally. Others you love because they tell a story so gripping you feel part of it yourself. Some you love for their part in shaping you as a cinephile, even as a person. Then there are the handful of films you love simply because you must love: because they represent so bold an authorial vision, so striking a view of the world, so wholly unique a perspective on life through cinema, that…

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies

    ★★★★★

    Why do I hold Werckmeister Harmonies aloft as the greatest film I have ever seen? A huge part of it, admittedly, and the thing that makes me think it will remain my favourite film to the day I die, is its profound personal relevance. I first saw the film about 5 years ago now, at a time when my interest in cinema was in the very very earliest stages of blossoming. It blew me away. Takes that long, images that…