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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★

    Genre Challenge - Horror

    Disturbing, atmospheric and completely unsettling, The Witch is an incredibly well directed debut feature from Robert Eggers. Not a conventional horror by any means - if you want massive scares you're going to be disappointed. If you can let the frightening ideas play on your mind however, you'll find they can make your skin crawl. The horrors here aren't jump scares, or the threat of a random entity; it's much more scarily ordinary than that. Family,…

  • Judy

    Judy

    ★★★½

    Zellweger gives a really terrific performance. She’s a force of nature, vibrant and full of infectious showbiz energy, but equally as adept at showing the more distressed side of Judy Garland. Her skeletal frame, strained voice and constant state of tiredness all show Judy as an exhausted antique of Golden Era Hollywood, and upsetting flashbacks to her youth at MGM help you to understand why she’s like that. You empathise completely with her, and although she doesn’t always act saintly,…

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  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★★

    I loved absolutely every single hilariously acted, brilliantly designed and perfectly edited moment of this wonderfully weird film, and stuff

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    I'm all for doing something different with the comic book genre, so was very excited too see a darker, crime-thriller origin story of one of the most iconic bad guys going. Obviously drawing from the sense of alienation and estrangement of some of Scorsese's best work, Phillips' Joker manages to capture that same feeling, albeit not quite as effectively, due in large part to some beautiful shots and camera work, clever narrative tricks and a terrific performance from Phoenix. With…