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  • A New Leaf
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  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★★

    Kristen Stewart is fucking phenomenal in this, especially her closely observed study of anxiety.

    That surely should be enough, but Assayas constructs a beautifully tense, finely-tuned ghost story, with zero reliance on scares and a huge well-spring of emotion, wrapping it all inside enigmatic delivery and carefully placed unobtrusive camera work.

    Sucked me in from the get-go and scarcely let me breathe.

    Incredible.

  • The Boys

    The Boys

    ★★★★½

    One of the cornerstone greats of Australian Cinema. A rel pre-cursor to other dramas of their ilk such as ANIMAL KINGDOM.

    David Wenham (in the role he originated on stage) has rarely been better - seething anger and bristling with violent momentum.

    It flits back and forth through its own timeline, sometimes without warning, which only adds to the terrific sense of tension. Edited and shot with so much empathy to those responding to the violence and really concentrates on…