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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Oct, 2014 6

    Almost instantly forgettable, Nolan's latest feature might contain some stunning visual sequences but they are squished between mountains of clunky exposition, underwritten characters and cringe-inducing dialogue.

    The film takes 45 minutes to actually get started, the Earth-set first act tethered to a very poorly explained future and weirdly simple plan to save it before we actually get into space. When that happens, we find ourselves at a recurring juxtaposition between some of the best visual depictions of deep space ever…

  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2014 1

    Hyper stylised thriller that is something of a slow burn but never not interesting. Usage of music and those bookending montages were superb complements to the general unease garnered by colour palette alone.

    Whilst the imagery is there (alongside Villeneuve's predilection for sudden plot shifts as darkly comic reminders of life's futility), I feel like Enemy is somewhat empty. The ultimate notions of fidelity and identity, whilst interesting, are simplistic narrative arcs. Even the final shot, that garners raves, worked…