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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    Damien Chazelle has followed up Whiplash with a loving ode to the musicals of Hollywood past.

    The film is a real directorial feat with long takes, bold primary colours and a camera that cannot sit still. Chazelle's invention and skill shines through even as the plot doesn't always have the finesse and intelligence to match.

    Emma Stone is nothing short of perfect in the central role and Ryan Gosling is a charismatic foil for her, bringing some of the flair…

  • Split

    Split

    ★★★½

    M Night Shyamalan follows up The Visit with another stripped-down thriller. This time, it's James McAvoy as a man with multiple personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls as part of a ritual sacrifice to an entity known as The Beast.

    McAvoy elegantly switches between his various roles in a job that is clearly an actor's dream. He is stiff and terrifying as kidnapper Dennis, sophisticated as buttoned-down mother figure Patricia and disarmingly carefree as hip hop loving youngster Hedwig.

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    ★★★★★

    Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.

    Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…

  • Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 5

    ½

    I have three thoughts:

    1) Yawn.
    2) Sigh.
    3) Just fucking why?