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  • Euphoria

    Euphoria

    ½

    Not in my wildest nightmares did I ever believe that Alicia Vikander describing a threesome she had would make me feel so nauseous. When she utters the word 'cunt', so sterile and coarse, I felt the pencil lead snap as Lisa Langseth wrote it. But that didn't stop her finishing the droll screenplay, and then making the movie. Having Charles Dance crying out: "Put that macaroon down and give me some comfort you wanker." I mean, this is not even the half of it, nor are the aforementioned moments the worse parts. What did I just watch?

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    ★★★★★

    Peter Weir has always resonated with me, even when watching his films as a kid. Films of troubled folk, spread through varied landscapes and life events, but never without a kind of serene beauty somehow. Weir is also one of the masters of the final sequence, his last moments often linger longer after you even realize. Picnic at Hanging Rock is no different, his ethereal masterpiece, like an uncomfortable but enticing dream shadowing the mysteries of reality. This is haunting for sure, so brilliant, so vivid, so tragic, you never really wake up from this.

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    I stand up, though, to those that whine and wince about the casting of Wonder Woman, or indeed see the acquisition of such a big movie for a female director as a “brave” move. Please. Step up and take a bow Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot, then, two women so instrumental in this film’s appeal, they deserve all the merits thrown their way. And there are many already, with the glorious fall-out still to come. Supported by story-tellers Allan Heinberg…

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★½

    The Witch (or The VVitch) is a New England folktale by admittance, taking us back to the 17th century to witness a cast-out family become the victims of an unknown evil deriving from the large forest beside their newly-resided farm. Their tormentors come in the form of a rabbit, a goat, but also through the possession of the children, ruffing up the already shaky dynamics of the family. Eldest daughter Thomasin (the excellent Anya Taylor-Joy) appears to take the brunt…