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  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★

    Where did the truck come from that slammed into Daniel Kaluuya at the end?
    Where was the build up to the smile at the very end?
    Michelle Rodriguez is pretty pointless but then she usually is and has never had a role like Girlfight.
    There was nowhere near enough preparation for the heist. A 2 minute sequence ata firing range? No wonder Debicki was shot.

  • Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams

    ★★★★

    The extras get paid double for a days work but are miles from home. Is that really a fair recompense when some risk death? A compelling and concise look at one of the last times such cinematic exploitation was possible and a reminder that Kinski was an entitled oaf...but fun with it.

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  • The Chambermaid

    The Chambermaid

    ★★★

    Lila Aviles debut feature is a portrait of a young chambermaid in one of Mexico’s elite hotels.  From the unassuming opening she invites the viewer to almost voyeuristically observe the tasks which constitute her working day.  Her camera peeps through cracks in doors and is positioned at discreet distances from our protagonist as though the viewer is encountering the chambermaid about her work.  Lingering over the banality and mechanics of replenishing amenities (toilet rolls and towels) and changing beds serves…

  • Le Trou

    Le Trou

    ★★★★★

    Magnificent. The first and last word in prison escape movies. The existential Great Escape.