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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    Being a Brit, it’s fair to say the only thing that I know about Mr Rogers is that he’s occasionally mentioned on Reddit for being a nice bloke. Seeing the European premiere of this film at the London Film Festival meant I wasn’t sure what to expect but any prior knowledge of the man isn’t necessary because the film isn’t really about him, it’s more about his ideas and what he was seeking to accomplish. It’s a warm documentary that…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    Nobody does vacant and expressionless like Ryan Gosling. A well made film but a bit slow and a bit too long to engage throughout. It sounds great and the cabin scenes are riveting but it's not quite up there with Chazelle's best.

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  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★★

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…