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  • Thelma

    Thelma

    ★★★★

    A thunderbolt of potential thrown onto screen in a chaotic symphony of ideas, Thelma is proud to be different as both a horror movie and a love story, becoming allegorical to the extreme while conjuring up some of the finest and most absorbing imagery of the year. Spellbinding as a bold and beautiful piece of cinema, Thelma is a faultlessly messy rendering of existential pandemonium, making you want more of its magic as it bites into your skull and plants the Rubik’s cube of all metaphors inside your head, leaving you quaking in disbelief at the madness that just unfolded.

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    Catching Lynne Ramsay at her most unguarded and unforgiving, You Were Never Really Here presents a violent collaboration between actor and artist, maximising the power of Phoenix’s performative aloofness in a silent analysis without a safety net. Similar to Drive with its heady on-the-road aesthetic, the film finds more soul and humanity than any Nicolas Winding Refn movie, seeing a human behind the hammer as Ramsay shields our eyes from brutality, focusing more on the crushing of a jelly bean than on the cracking of a skull yet telling no lies about the horrors we shy away from.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    A multidimensional masterwork of epic proportions, crossing the boundaries of space and time with a universal tale of discovery during moments of complete uncertainty. Strong-minded but tender in its depiction of solitude, time travel, and the power unconditional love, Interstellar is a cinematic page-turner and it’s assembled with religious ambition by Christopher Nolan whose transcendent take on Sci-Fi opens the door to a discussion worth having about the importance of family during times of crisis.

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  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★★★★

    Revenge is a dish best served in hardback and Nocturnal Animals couldn’t be more audacious in its exploration of literary malevolence. In a time where subtweeting and unfriending have become the standard way to send a message about a failed relationship, a movie that dedicates an entire novel to the person who ruined an author’s life feels like a pretty contemptuous one.

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