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  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

    ★★

    While undoubtedly respectful and graphic in its execution, Patriots Day's infamous moment of terror is merely fleeting as Peter Berg uses the citywide manhunt as a way to execute his various jingoistic fantasies. The movie allows its terrorists to operate without a clear-cut backstory, glossing over their unique tale of self-radicalisation in an attempt to enforce pre-existing ideas about extremism in the Western world. For those willing to lump terror into neat boxes, the movie preaches to the choir but…

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★

    A Cure for Wellness is a film that tests its viewers’ patience, diverting all concrete meaning with ethereal imagery and disturbing inference before its subtext is finally revealed in all its glory. Like a sickness slowly travelling to the heart, liver, and lungs, the movie allows its malady to increase, using our confusion against us with intense visions that only come together when all of the puzzle pieces have fallen into place. With secrets so horrifying that they daren’t rear…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    I cried more than once during this film and that's an extremely big deal considering my usual inability to connect to blockbusters. I was absolutely dreading seeing Interstellar because even though Christopher Nolan has proved time and time again that he's a fantastic director, this film just didn't appear to be all that promising. Not only did it look unoriginal and overly-ambitious but the idea of sitting through two and a half hours of Matthew McConaughey delivering his finest southern…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★

    I wasn’t going to bother reviewing Star Wars: The Force Awakens out of respect for the majority of the film population who adore the series, but as I’ve seen the original trilogy numerous times I feel like I’ve earned the right to put in my two cents on this one.

    Seeing a Star Wars film in the cinema was a strange experience for me and possibly the only time that I’ve felt like a complete movie outsider. I covertly glanced…