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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story


    In which Bonnie Prince Billy of all people delivers a quasi philosophical monologue spelling out the themes of the film (the inevitability of death, the transience of human life, man's legacy in it etc).

    Normally any film which does that, and in such an obvious manner, would be a non-starter, but this is near wordless throughout (there are a few scenes with people talking but only the few scenes where the Rooney Mara - Casey Afleck characters converse are somewhat…

  • Everything, Everything

    Everything, Everything



    Glossy, slick and cute but lacking any sort of realism. Its also well made and smooth, with nice set design. My 11yo daughter liked it quite a bit, and I dont mind at all that she did. Which is  exactly the point in my opinion.

    Subtract half a star from my rating if you are a negative old fart.

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  • Dunkirk




    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 frame 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…

  • It




    A mixture of Super 8, The Goonies, the second coming of Molly Ringwald and a LOT of jump scares, that shouldnt work but does (and pretty well at that).

    Wish that the score was not so intrusive and did not signpost every (jump) scare, though.