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  • Filth
  • Broken Flowers
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Annie Hall

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  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

  • Hustle

    ★★★½

  • Dual

    ★★

  • The Hurt Locker

    ★★★½

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★★

    Has Cronenberg become a pastiche of himself? Hardly. There are still fine moments for the director to revel in throughout Crimes of the Future, they just feel distant and similar to the lower echelons of his genre workings. Not as bad as Crash, not as good as eXistenz, just around the level of The Dead Zone or some of his earlier works. Cronenberg does call back to those early days as an up-and-coming director shocking audiences with rabid apartment blocks…

  • Hustle

    Hustle

    ★★★½

    What works so well for Sandler’s recent films is an element of surprise. To see Latifah and Duvall in some expert supporting performances that rally around Sandler, who once more hits the highs everyone knows he is capable of, is exceptional. A rewarding Netflix feature not just because it ends an extremely long dry spell for the corporation, but because it has cracked out one of the most consistent features of the year. Hustle will jostle itself nowhere close to…

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  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★★

    Drinking has attached itself to so many important moments in societies across the world. Whether that’s a detriment or a dream come true is up to the individual. A social welder, a coping mechanism, a celebratory beverage, or a steriliser, maybe all of the above at once. Another Round, the latest film from Dutch director Thomas Vinterberg, follows four high-school teachers who open a study into how a low level of intoxication will affect their day to day business.

    A…

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    Consumerism is getting out of hand, and no more obvious is such an issue than with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Slogging through over a decade worth of content, you would be under the false impression that innovation is a possibility. They have the money to take risks, but why switch the conveyer belt off when the shelves are filled with acceptable pieces that the majority faintly enjoy? No need at all, and it is rather horrifying to see this cult-like…