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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★★

    Director Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry) and screenwriter Derek Kolstad, who created the John Wick franchise, have developed an intense action thriller with the aptly named Nobody

    The film chiefly overshadows the multitude of other very interchangeable, albeit well-crafted action films with the help of a large amount of enjoyable black comedy and the cleverness with its casting, most notably with Bob Odenkirk as the central character Hutch Mansell. Odenkirk plays the part of an oppressed family man who is married…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★

    Double Primetime Emmy Award-nominated Emerald Fennell, perhaps best known for her television work, including Call the Midwife and Killing Eve, has created an assured and boisterous directorial debut with Promising Young Woman

    Fennell furnishes the film with a visual style which features substantial amounts of symbolism as it follows Carey Mulligan as Cassie Thomas. Cassie's past includes a traumatic incident that plagues her incessantly and sees her working during the day at a fashionable coffee shop while confronting men on…

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  • Red Moon Tide

    Red Moon Tide

    ★★★½

    Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño displays a propensity for elegant ghostly landscapes in his second feature, Red Moon Tide, together with the narrative that humans implant on its terrain. As it illustrates a portrait of an expiring world, it's crammed with an abundance of delicate and gorgeous images, with a colour palette that becomes increasingly dominated by filtered tints of reds joining the primary subtractive colours that govern most of the film's runtime. 

    It's a movie that's easy to lose yourself…

  • Valley of Souls

    Valley of Souls

    ★★★★

    Valley of Souls is set in Columbia amid the reign of terror by the right-wing paramilitary organisation the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), which slaughtered thousands of Colombian civilians and tortured, abducted and stole from tens of thousands more. 

    It commences with modest fisherman José returning home, located close to the bank of the Magdalena river, after a long night of fishing to discover that paramilitary forces have killed his two sons, Dionysius and Raphael, and dumped their…

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    So it's finally here, the reshot and retooled alternate version of the 2017 box office bomb Justice League. Now admittedly, Zack Snyder's films, along with those of Michael Bay, have never been able to fill me with joyous anticipation. Still, I've had protracted intentions of watching this after all the ridiculous and childish absurdities of the years of online campaigning of #ReleasetheSnyderCut. This campaign saw a loud and primarily obnoxious community insisting they were being denied access to a secret…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    1917 is an emotionally harrowing and memorable experience. It’s a movie in which Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) utilises long takes to give the impression of it being one continuous shot, as opposed to an authentic one-shot movie such as Sebastian Schipper’s magnificent Victoria. The trick/gimmick very quickly becomes subordinate however as the story itself is so absorbing, but it’s nonetheless an extraordinary feat, and the crew spent months harmonising shots and sequences so that everything would be…