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  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • What Richard Did
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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  • Easy A

    ★★★½

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★½

  • L.A. Confidential

    ★★★★★

  • Pride

    ★★★★★

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  • Easy A

    Easy A

    ★★★½

    Not as funny as I remembered! Stanley Tucci is the star of the show, and bits of it are still very sharp, but I didn't find myself laughing out loud much. The best friend is a bloody nightmare! Better off without that one

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    At surface level, perfectly acceptable fare. Certainly leagues better than Spectre, which it is unexpectedly a direct sequel to. The plot is still very ropey and it's far too long but at least all the action is fun and crunchy. Lots of shooting people with silenced guns and flipping jeeps into next week.

    Like all recent bonds it's very referential, constantly calling back to earlier movies, especially the traditionally less loved ones (Lazemby!) Being Daniel Craig's last it also does…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    Misconceived and misguided on every level. It doesn't work, and every minute that it doesn't work is agony. Both twee and monstrously offensive at the same time, which is an achievement, of sorts.

  • The Life of Matsu the Untamed

    The Life of Matsu the Untamed

    ★★★★

    Watched a beautiful restoration with a mini doc at the end at MoMA in New York.

    I'm no film expert, and it always takes about twenty minutes for me to settle into the rhythms of something made before, say, the 1970s or so. You often start out thinking this is just a series of vignettes without a clear through line, but what you're actually reacting to is your own impaitence. As the story comes into focus it becomes a lovely,…