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  • Utøya: July 22

    Utøya: July 22

    ★★★★½

    The word visceral is thrown about too much by film critic as every film displaying any semblance of emotion is instantly labelled visceral.

    To describe this film as visceral however is the understatement of the century. Every emotion, every breath and every step are jabbing and poking on the heartstrings of the audience, leaving most in tears throughout the movie.

    Poppe takes a bold artistic decision in the entire film being one 97-minute unbroken camera take.

    The length exactly mirrors…

  • Possum

    Possum

    ★★★★½

    Matthew Holness may be best known for his roots in comedy, but his first feature film Possum is, in his own words, “about as bleak as it gets.”

    Possum follows disgraced puppeteer Philip (Sean Harris), who returns to his childhood home and is forced to face his cruel stepfather Maurice (Alun Armstrong) and trauma from his past. He brings with him his puppet Possum, which Holness describes as a “hideous self portrait”, with the intention to destroy it.

    Holness rose…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “Hail, Paimon!”

    I think this story sums up how scary this film was. As I was walking out of the cinema I replicated the tongue clicking noise that is a motif throughout the film. The two women in front of me stopped dead, before giggling and realising it was only me. But the look on their faces was of genuine fear, from just one tongue click.

    If you’re on the fence about this film, please go and see it. The…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “So what do you suggest? Tell me. Oh wait, I know. I've got it. There's a way we can put a stop to all of this. All we need to do is find the tooth of a baby crocodile, the blood of a pigeon and the pubes of a virgin. And then we just have to burn them all before sunset. Let me see, do we have any spare teeth lying around? Teeth, pubes? Nope, none here! LET ME SEE,…