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  • The Band Wagon

    The Band Wagon

    ★★★★

    The back half of this film is something else. Very keen to rewatch very soon.

  • Split

    Split

    ★½

    McAvoy’s performance, a string of reaction .gifs and accents, is good, but it’s not good enough (and nor is the writing) to hold up a film dependent on a chaotic and varied protagonist. As Patricia, a religious authoritarian, McAvoy manages to nail a fine line between humour and dread but as other identities his performance is less fascinating, gelatinous even. It’s never really cringeworthy, though; even when playing an oversized nine-year-old he manages to land on his feet. What’s more…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★½

    Almost instantly forgettable, Nolan's latest feature might contain some stunning visual sequences but they are squished between mountains of clunky exposition, underwritten characters and cringe-inducing dialogue.

    The film takes 45 minutes to actually get started, the Earth-set first act tethered to a very poorly explained future and weirdly simple plan to save it before we actually get into space. When that happens, we find ourselves at a recurring juxtaposition between some of the best visual depictions of deep space ever…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    I'm not entirely sure what this film thinks it is, throwing so much shit at the wall and hoping something profound sticks. I do know, though, that without that really good drum score it would have been a whole lot more dull to sit through; we witness the process of the film figuring itself out, messily and unconvincingly over its far too long runtime.

    Norton was great, if you want to tackle self-obsession and ego in art and theatre, make…