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  • Proxima

    Proxima

    ★★★★½

    This is seriously lovely - might be too down to earth for some but a fascinating (and real! can't believe they shot this all on *the* real locations incl. Russia! There's a sense of genuineness to it all, including language) behind the curtain of astronaut training. But it's all about Green and Boulant-Lemesle who are just heartbreaking on screen.

    (available on iTunes Australia for those not keen to head out to cinemas)

  • Unhinged

    Unhinged

    ★★★

    only worth it for Crowe alone and he is worth every penny here, certainly a *choice* for one's first drive in experience but it's about what you'd expect

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    absolute cinematic insanity.

    aronofsky is at the top of his game technically. gorgeous visually, the way the sound is done is amazing (he's not afraid to move focal points around a lot), making that feeling of gorgeous claustrophobia. and it's a rollercoaster. it's an experience movie like Dunkirk, it builds and builds and builds to an insane crescendo.

    the thing about this film is that it will mean so many things to so many people. i took it as a…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    Chazelle went and bloody did it. Really quite brilliant, manages to nail the balance of focusing on Armstrong the man and Gemini/Apollo. Those space sequences though give Howard, Nolan et al run for their money.


    This may be the best Gosling performance I've seen, exuding so much in the internalised role that is Armstrong, great fit. Foy, Clarke and Chandler also great to watch.

    Major props to Damien though - it would have been easy to go more traditional with…