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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    Some unapologetic jump scares are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to horror in A Quiet Place. The real horror comes when a monster is sharing the same air as our family members and a single noise could mark their bloody demise. Everyone in my cinema tensed up and stopped chewing their popcorn. You too want to hold your breath.

    Krasinski’s directing is surprisingly cinematic here, our characters barely talk and when they do it’s mostly in…

  • The House

    The House

    ★★½

    It's what it says it is on the tin; a big concept R rated comedy.

    I haven't gelled with Will Ferrell for a while now and this film hasn't turned me around on that. He plays too big to be emotionally invested in not that there's much emotion in this movie in the first place, even though the inciting incident has their teenage daughter unable to go to college because they can't afford it.

    Despite how much I love Parks…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★½

    The chase, following up leads, all that reporterly stuff. Spotlight condenses tedious paperwork into a thrilling conspiracy to uncover the truth. And what a big case it is.

    As put early in the piece, "You want to sue the Church?"

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    How long is this movie, I asked myself at several points during. Not because I was bored, far from it. But from the inescaping snail’s pace like the original. Shots linger on Gosling as he does his best robotic acting, a figure staunchly silent against the bright lights and fog of this 2049, an alternate vision of the future that started with Ridley’s Blade Runner, set in 2019. Sure there’s the occasional action moment or gory death, but make no…