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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here



    Shuddering into focus is Lynne Ramsay’s lean and mean You Were Never Really Here, a PTSD-addled thriller where ‘PTSD’ stands for ‘Phwoar, That’s Sreally Dgood!’ (I don’t know how acronyms work).

    Joaquin Phoenix plays bedraggled gun-for-hire Joe, a violent do-gooder who rescues young girls from the wrong hands, and who wields as many emotional scars as he does physical. These scars bubble to the surface in bouts of distress, jolt-TRAUMA-ing in and TRAUMA out of TRAUMA frame. His childhood…

  • Coco




    Feels more Disney than Pixar for some reason - perhaps the goofy, insufferable animal sidekick, or perhaps the bland protagonist. Still, a lot of Coco blindsided me, and not just narrative wise - the theme of a second life after death through memory may be decorated in a specific culture, but it's applicable to everyone, and gosh-darn stirring at times.

    Simultaneously very dark (murder? mortality?) and not dark enough (flubs what could've been a very necessary 'you shouldn't always…

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  • The Post

    The Post



    The Spielberg of the 2010s knows no bounds when it comes to his fascination of historical dramas with current affairs resonance: following up from Lincoln, War Horse and Bridge of Spies, he has created his most ‘historical drama with current affairs resonance’-y film yet; one that is asking, no pleading, for you to understand why it is so damn IMPORTANT (in big, bold letters with tacky neon lighting) to our modern era. Yet timeliness does not a good film…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok


    All the pretty colours can't distract from how inconsequential, and more importantly, empty, this superhero flick feels.