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  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★★½

    Animal cruelty, animal rights, and Veganism have been on my radar since I was a teenager listening to hardcore punk records. I tried Vegetarianism for a while but unfortunately, life got in the way. University, adulthood, working, responsibilities, depression. Over the years I would momentarily forget (consciously or not) about the suffering that animals go through but would always keep a false sense of compassion and duty. I'd justify my complicity at every moment with weak excuses and try to…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★½

    Hereditary is unfortunately nothing new. Ari Aster treads similar ground that many horrors (a number of which have been released by A24 themselves) have already tread and of which almost all of them have done it better.

    The Witch, The Conjuring, Kill List, and The Babadook are films that spring to mind.

    Toni Collette is good but wasted. Ari Aster relies too heavily on uninspired, token sound design and oppressive lighting to salvage a meandering, lost script. Technically impressive, the…

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    Is Moonrise Kingdom a film about true love, or childhood naivety? I’m hoping for the former but I can’t help but think it’s the latter. Anderson has created such a wonderful, charming film delivering a childlike experience of what we perceive to be our first love but has drenched it with adult issues of infidelity, responsibility and grief. The film is at its core a sad film, a tragedy much like every other Anderson joint. Suzie’s parent’s broken relationship and…

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★★★

    Normally I would go into a film completely blind, I've always found that this was for the best as it enables you to react more naturally to the events on screen. However, I went into Foxcatcher knowing the basic premise and found that it added so much to my viewing.

    I'm going to say it now, Bennet Miller's Foxcatcher is one of the greatest sports films of all time. I went in with no expectations, I'm not a sports fan…