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  • You Only Live Twice

    ★★★½

  • Thunderball

    ★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★

  • RoboCop

    ★★★★★

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  • You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice

    ★★★½

    The possible(?) progenitor of the widespread Western obsession the orient it's martial arts complete with tasteless fetishism. Still, there's allot to be said about the clear 'fear of the other' theme that has long run parallel to Bonds shag and shoot expeditons, taking a visual and thematic centre stage here in a wonderfully baffling and unsubtle allegory for the Cold War space race and the hostilities that drove it. Not to mention the use of Japan as the setting (your…

  • Thunderball

    Thunderball

    ★★★

    The Life Aquatic With James Bond. Brilliant opening and decent underwater scuba battle aside, pretty mediocre.

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    Audacious in every sense of the word. Hypnotic, nightmarish, hazy and hilarious. Every frame is thick with sound and colour (Jóhannsson's score phwooar). A mix of Jodorowsky, Tobe Hooper etc etc...

    Andrea Riseborough is fucking great.

    A blood drenched Nic Cage is enjoying his second coming, and it's delightful to see the borderline straight to DVD acting style that fuels his self-made renaissance has brought him to the forefront of people's minds again.

    Cosmatos' nightmare odyssey is also best shared with others in a packed cinema screen. A rare thing to say these days.

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    A delirious haze of sound and colour that assaults the senses and the soul - chaos is rarely so refined and as a result, truly exhausting.

    With this and Goodtime, the Safdie's have truly mastered their own style; a juddering, neon drenched freneticism that has given New York a new cinematic identity in the way that a young Scrosese did long before them. Uncut Gems is an unrelenting and sweat inducing assault on the soul and the senses - an…