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  • Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona

    ★★★

    59/100

    Diego Maradona has been a laughing stock for many years now, and it has been pretty sad to witness. Most recently, during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, all eyes were on him, in expectation of him performing his by now depressingly familiar antics. And, sadly, he did not disappoint. We saw him dancing in the stands, taking selfies with supporters and entering a state of maniacal euphoria whenever Argentina scored. Throughout the tournament he quite obviously appeared to be binging…

  • Oasis

    Oasis

    ★★★½

    67/100


    Lee Chang-Dong has an uncanny ability to avoid melodrama, even as he makes films whose storylines on purpose apparently cry for it. In Oasis he balances on the thin line between sentimental humanism and pretty uncomfortable provocation. Hong Jong-du, an irresponsible young man with a (strongly) suggested though never clarified mental illness (who is an outcast from his own family), attempts to visit the widow of the man he killed while driving, only to meet her daughter, Han Gong-ju (So-Ri…

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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 its 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 really…