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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★½

    I can't really put my finger on why I didn't like this film more. There's nothing inherently wrong with it, but for some reason it just didn't fully work for me. A new stop-motion animated film by one of today's best working directors? This should've been a complete slam-dunk, but it wasn't and I don't really know why. Maybe the fact that he directed this entire film from his couch using FaceTime and email to send his notes to the…

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★★

    This was exactly what I wanted from this movie and more. Absolutely adored it. Paul Feig's comedic neo-noir A Simple Favor is a jazzy, snappy, fun and dare I say, lively, mystery-thriller in the style of traditional murder noirs we all know and love. From the opening credits that seem made by Saul Bass set to a catchy French tune, to its riveting conclusion, this film had me totally gripped and highly entertained.

    The film has a sense of style…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★½

    Let the unfollows and disagreement comments commence...

    What a massive, painful, crushing disappointment. I don't want to write a review so I'm just going to keep this short. Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi is more original and daring than J.J Abrams' previous Star Wars entry, Mark Hamill is great and there are some truly solid moments I won't spoil. But that's about where the positives end for me, and the myriad of disjointed, contrived and utterly stupid plot-holes and story-developments…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    If you want to go into this experience cold, I recommend you not to read this.

    For the longest time I wondered what the fuss was about with David Lynch's 2001 so-called "masterpiece" Mulholland Drive. BBC and Cahiers Du Cinema voted it as the greatest film of the last 18 years and the love for it seemed endless. After some soul-searching and trying to acquire the motivation and right mindset to give it another shot . . . I said…