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  • Colossal

    Colossal 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    A fine feminist deconstruction of indie romantic comedies and a fine Kaiju film, too.

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls 2016

    ★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    A MONSTER CALLS isn't about loss but about finding the courage to let go. A somber, enriching children's fable, with a fine performance from Lewis MacDougall.

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  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Sep, 2016

    ARRIVAL's beautiful message is to remain curious, keep learning. The circle is not round #FantasticFest

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2016

    In the year of Brexit, GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS proves again that UK does the best contemporary zombie stories (the others are 28 Days Later and the under seen, short-lived show In The Flesh).

    The one glaring issue that affects the film enough for me to knock it down a half star is the overbearing score. There are scenes where it intrudes on character moments to near painful effect.

    Otherwise, this is superbly suspenseful, wonderfully acted, offering a rich and varied social commentary, ranging from racism, immigration and, surprisingly, the nature of motherhood.