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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★★½

    Inspired by Filmspotting’s current poll and ahead of my outrageous anticipation for ‘Roma’, I at last completed my modern-day Cuarón back-catalogue with ‘Y Tu Mamá También’.

    What a charming, sexy, funny movie... punctured by its wonderful, audio-dropping narration and some of the most moving and enticing novelistic snapshots of life - short stories to move the heart.

    What a filmmaker, indeed... “To magical, musical Mexico...

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    ... all the meanness in the used-to-be.
    - Buster Scruggs

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    Wow. So many scenes took my breath away... the scene at the lake perhaps most off all... until the final 20 minutes, during which I’m not sure I breathed at all.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★★

    Second viewing in a week, this time on the big screen (I’m lucky enough to have that option). The cinematography of the closing act, ‘The Lighthouse’, from the shot of Natalie Portman standing on the deserted beach, is perfection. It’s a masterpiece of sci-fi moviemaking and absolutely my favourite film of the year so far.