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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed



    This is too good to immediately put into measured words, so allow me to get this out of my system:

    First Reformed is stunning. Images of startling power are delivered so fiercely and confidently. While the whole film is a goldmine of technical and creative firepower, the third act had me genuinely shaken. It's a clichéd plaudit, but this truly is Hawke's performance of a lifetime. All his versatile experiences have led him to this point, and he is a master at work here.

    This is jaw-dropping cinematic goodness. I'm not close to done ruminating on this. More to come.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald



    Fan-fiction quality. A few chuckles were had at some of the more oddball moments (Grindelwald smoking a hookah to see into the future was a winner), but the majority is aggressively nondescript. Despite a baffling quasi-first-person opening, it looks fine. Sounds fine too, and that’s all good and well but positives like these are nullified when rammed head-first into a humdrum attempt at stretching out something so hackneyed. Shame, because Redmayne’s Newt would make for a lovely centrepiece if…

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