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  • Women in Love
  • Tropical Malady
  • Insidious: Chapter 2
  • Repulsion

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  • Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★½

  • The Shining

    ★★★★★

  • The Simpsons Movie

    ★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

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  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★

    Daphne Patakia and Linda Blair - most specifically Linda Blair as Regan - look way too similar. 

    Benedetta plays out much like Ken Russell’s ‘The Devils’, feeding off the tonal collisions between religious purity, sex, autonomy and then brings this underbelly of truly dark cynicism and violence into frame. Very lucky to have seen this so early. 

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★★

    Spencer is the most terrifying feature I’ve seen this year - most specifically in its presentation of anxiety and claustrophobia. Sandringham may be prepossessing, vast and expansive — but the innards of its domestic space are constrictive and ensnaring as if there is no air or space to even respire. Diana, choked by the pearls of her derisive husband, just wants to breathe. Yet the confining, borderline belligerent procedure of royalty is inescapable akin to the pheasants hounded into the…