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  • Jackass: The Movie
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Jackie
  • Jarhead

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  • Scream

    ★★★

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

  • Belfast

    ★★★

  • Wild Indian

    ★★½

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ghostface returns once again in the latest instalment of 'Scream', a series born in homage to classic American Horror that has developed an extra dimension of recognising it's own enduring legacy. It questions the evolution of the genre to it's modern state and continues the series' blunt meta approach. Disregarding the commentary, 'Scream (2022)' has nothing new to introduce to a tired and repetitive plot formula.

    If a new entry is developed every 11 years from now on to try…

  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★½

    Olivia Colman proves once again why she is Hollywood's tour de force with another superb performance in Maggie Gyllenhaal's unsettling but disjointed directorial debut.

    Colman's 'Leda', local Leeds girl by way of Cambridge, Massachusetts - surely edited from the source material to suit both her & Buckley - is unlike any character I've seen on screen recently. Intelligent, righteous, selfish and inquisitive to the point of intrusion - 'Leda' is fascinating.

    Propped up further by a phenomenal performance by Jessie Buckley…

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★½

    With a blend of efficiently short and biblically long run times throughout his filmography, Ryusuke Hamaguchi is no stranger to going to whatever lengths necessary to service his story and vision. Despite 'Drive My Car' itching towards the three-hour mark, this exploratory and tempered feature is so staggeringly deep and considered that every minute of the extortionate runtime provokes a meditative and visceral response.

    It's genuinely difficult to write about a film that has such a simple plot line but…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's an unmatched level of excitement and anticipation for Nolan's films. The budgets, concepts, casts and how he plays with time like he's in a sandbox are all huge draws - but I wish he was as addicted to character, subtext and natural dialogue as he is to blowing people's minds.

    'Tenet' is exceptional action set piece after exceptional action set piece. Right from the opening Opera House scene, the pure ambition and scale of the production is breathtaking; but…