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  • A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom

    ★★★½

    The 60th BFI London Film Festival is underway and launches in fine fashion with A United Kingdom, a post-WWII romance which sees David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike play a couple whose relationship shakes the foundations of two countries.

    A United Kingdom is director Amma Asante’s follow up to 2014’s Belle, another British period drama inspired by true events that explored themes of race and romance. Here, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland (Oyelowo) meets Ruth Williams (Pike) while studying in her…

  • ARQ

    ARQ

    ★★

    See Also: Los Cronocrímenes, Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★★½

  • Grand Piano

    Grand Piano

    ★★★

    See Also: Speed, Phone Booth, Red Eye,

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    See Also:
    Panic Room, Blue Ruin, Desierto

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

    See Also: The Big Lebowski, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Seven Psychopaths

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★★

    I don't even like Iñárritu.

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

    See Also:
    Elite Squad, The Whistleblower, Zero Dark Thirty

  • Death Proof

    Death Proof

    ★★

    100% a Tarantino movie, only with plot and character development surgically removed. Bizarre and unsatisfying.

  • Wreck-It Ralph

    Wreck-It Ralph

    ★★★

    I don't think Dreamworks's influence on Disney has ever been as keenly felt as when viewing this film. It's more like Shrek or Kung Fu Panda than any Disney classics.

    Observations:
    - Skrillex playing 'Celebration' by Kool and the Gang in a kid's movie is weird and random.

    See Also:
    Tron, Toy Story, The Lego Movie

  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★★

    Best plot since the first film.

    Observations:
    - Imperator Furiosa and Ilsa Faust have the same initials.
    - Ilsa Faust knows when to wear heels, unlike Claire from Jurassic World.
    - Also her name is Ilsa Faust, which is memorable. Unlike Claire from Jurassic World. I had to look that up.

    Further:
    - Tom Cruise & Christopher McQuarrie Q&A
    - The Evolution Of Ethan Hunt, That Poor, Invincible Rag Doll Of A Man
    - Anatomy of a Scene

    See Also:
    The Man Who Knew Too Much, Jack Reacher, The Winter Soldier

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★★

    The effects were fantastic, but Ant-Man was awkwardly paced and surprisingly bland for a film with a concept that sets it apart so well from the rest of the MCU.

    It was a fairly toothless film as well - I was really shocked that Cassie Lang wasn't sick, as she was in the original story. That choice really, really lowered the stakes.

    Observations:
    - They cut a lot of really memorable punchlines from the trailer, including 'is it too late…