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  • My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel

    ★★★★

    "Did she? Didn't she? Who's to blame?"

    A classical Gothic mystery which carefully cultivates ambiguity and paranoia for the duration. It's slow paced, but the performances by both Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin make it compelling all the same. A superbly incisive social study.

  • The Party

    The Party

    ★★½

    Short, in more ways than one. Sally Potter's pared-down farce is a lean machine that gets more lively as it goes on, but at its chosen pace, it doesn't really get anywhere before the end credits roll. Its first world problems are flimsy by design, but the talented cast makes short work of it. The scant double entendre of the title isn't enough to elevate this well-cast, handsomely-shot political satire into anything truly memorable.

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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

    Bellshit.

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★

    Hey, guess what? It's nothing like the trailers. It's actually funny, actually scary, and, because there isn't a bottom half to read under a movie, it's 100% dickhead proof.

    The one thing that nobody seemed to actually buy ahead of this was that it could be both a remake and a passing of the torch. It turns out that it's both of those things and while it certainly bows to the original as much as, say, The Force Awakens does…