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  • Day Shift

    ★½

  • Hold Your Fire

    ★★★½

  • Minamata

    ★★★★

  • Lucy and Desi

    ★★★½

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  • Day Shift

    Day Shift

    ★½

    With a scarcely present plot and playing like a buddy cop movie, Day Shift is a mostly lifeless effort that's the directorial debut of J. J. Perry, who formerly functioned as a stunt coordinator on films like John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Fast and Furious franchise. Featuring a flimsy retaliation theme to propel it along, it endeavours to flourish on its randomly eccentric comedic glue between its principal actors, Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco. However, like the majority of…

  • Hold Your Fire

    Hold Your Fire

    ★★★½

    Chronicling what came to pass at a sports store in Brooklyn in 1973, Hold your Fire reveals how entrenched prejudices within the police force made a hostage incident far worse than it should have been. The siege, which became the longest in New York City’s history, resulted from the NYPD responding to an attempted robbery and cornering four young African-American men who were stealing guns for self-defence. Through never-before-seen footage and fascinating interviews with survivors, the documentary catalogues the landmark…

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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…