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  • Umberto D.
  • The Lady Eve
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Uncut Gems

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  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • Groundhog Day

    ★★★★½

  • DAU. Degeneration

    ★★★½

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★½

    67/100

    Predator was a pretty decent b-movie genre exercise that has been wildly overrated since its’ release. In fact it was exactly the type of film that would find it hard to find a sufficient audience if released in cinemas today. Which is where streaming, which is already a culturally dominant force, comes to the rescue. Genre films, more adult - oriented films and smaller, more personal projects seem to have found an outler (together with films which have been…

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★½

    85/100

    Pretty genius riff on A Christmas Carol, actually. Funny but not as funny as I remember.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★½

    83/100

    If films are judged according to how often and how well they hit their apparent targets (and they should), then Dunkirk is near flawless. Nolan has explained that he wanted to portray the rescue mission of allied troops from France at the beginning of WWII not as a traditional war film but as a thriller, a tale of suspense and survival, and he has managed to do exactly that. Even for a film telling a well known story, this…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★

    35/100

    Oh dear, this is not very good is it? I haven’t read Ernest Cline’s 2011 hit book on which this is based but it is hard to imagine that it’s any less hackneyed than the film. The book is supposed to be a fan letter to ’80s pop culture, set in a world where icons from movies, games and TV became real. But the film, though at times technically pretty impressive (of course it is, come on its Spielberg), is…