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  • National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

    National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

    ★★★

    Great performances, especially from Gemma Arterton - but this Donmar production, whilst trying to modernise its context by mixing news broadcast from today with the medieval, cannot fully boost Shaw's original written material which sees long scenes with lots of men talking around a table, and an obviously absent Joan. It's quite political as a text, but the connections between this and Trump/Brexit are never fully realised besides its clear voice of anti-establishment within Joan. The turntable was interesting esp.…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    INSANE. Jordan Peele crafts a racially relevant film that slowly builds in its unsettling atmosphere as a horror flick, but never does so without a sense of humour. What a movie.

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  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12

    ★★★★★

    "Put a label on my head so you know what its like/
    to live a life not knowing what a normal life's like."

    A modest film, yet Short Term 12 is charming, funny, heartfelt and poignant at the same time - packing the incredible performance of Brie Larson to create one of my favourite films of the year. There is just a big, fat heart that this film encompasses, and the well-developed characters and naturalism to the plot assists in…

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    "Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's like a socially acceptable form of insanity."

    How do I begin to describe Her? The first word that pops in my head is 'beautiful'. It is aesthetically pleasing to look at, with its contrasting levels of darkness and sci-fi qualities of lights and cities. The characters are all brilliantly written.. they are well-developed, and all envelop a flaw that makes humanity what it is, yet in that respect - are…