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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★

    La La Land is one of the most visually beautiful films ever made and there’s no doubt Director Damien Chazelle has done an outstanding job but the musical numbers do feel quite intrusive and the narrative’s dismissive attitude to every character except the two leads threw me out of the story quite a bit. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone though fine in their own right for me didn’t really have an enormous amount of chemistry either. Still though I’m glad I watched LLL as it’s a relatively lively and enjoyable experience with an excellent soundtrack.

  • A Trip to the Moon

    A Trip to the Moon

    A Trip to the Moon will not receive a star rating from me and not because I dislike it but because I don’t feel it can be judged by today’s standards. However, it was something I’m glad I watched due to its wonderful set and costume designs and it only took twelve minutes out of my day. Anyone interested in Cinema’s history needs to see this.

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  • The Room

    The Room

    ★★★★½

    Last year’s Best Picture winner Moonlight cost less than The Room...

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    Get Out is a bizarre mash-up of Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and The Wicker Man that thanks to Jordan Peele’s bitingly witty social commentary and Daniel Kaluuya’s captivating leading performance manages to somehow tread exciting new ground in its genre. 



    Although not all of the elements came together for me (the TSA agent bordered too much on obvious comic relief) for the most part Get Out is a thrilling and fiercely intelligent film. 



    Indeed, hopefully Get Out’s success with the Oscars will lead to studios having more confidence in the talents of minority filmmakers.