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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    AS I HAVE BEEN SAYING the problem has never been with superhero films or franchises but with lazy studios unwilling to take smart risks with popular material. Spider-Verse represents the very best of superhero franchise films, and is a prime of example of what happens when you give the reins to a talented team and trust your audience to appreciate something they haven't seen before. Like last year's Lego Batman (which I loved but not nearly as this) it understands…

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★★

    It's always such a joy seeing comic actors successfully pull off a demanding dramatic role, and McCarthy does it with flying colors. This role was truly beyond perfect for her; a showcase of her finest arsenal that still pushes her to tap into a genuine angst and pathos that too few roles have granted her.

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  • The Breaker Upperers

    The Breaker Upperers

    ★★★★½

    SXSW '18

    New Zealand has my full endorsement to continue its invasion of global indie comedy. A love story between two, exceptionally developed and wildly different friends, Sami and van Beek's energy is as infectious as it is sharp and relentless. It's an absolute pleasure to see the overlap in style and influences between this and works like Flight of the Conchords or Waititi's filmography, but rest assured this film stands tall on its own in the exciting landscape of New Kiwi comedy.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic Fest '18

    WHAT KIND OF MADMAN DROPS THIS, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME AND A BIGGER SPLASH WITHIN THREE YEARS.