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  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    ★★★★

  • Lightyear

    ★★★½

  • Chappaquiddick

    ★★★

  • Bergman Island

    ★★★

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  • The Room

    The Room

    The Room is a cinematic landmark. A film so inept in every conceivable way that it's hilarious some kind of strange miracle. This time I got to see it in a cinema and the audience interaction is worth the price of admission let alone the film. If you've heard rumours about what happens at these showing they're pretty much all true even the spoon throwing and American football catching. Such a rare subsection of films can get this much love…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    Finally after all this time I have finally seen Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch, I can confirm it is great and offers so much for fans of Anderson's work but not much to change naysayers minds on his films. The overall structure is like a newspaper with the different stories and small editors touches that make for a unique style even for Wes Anderson. It's his least emotional film but also his most fun where it almost feels like every…

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  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    The Place Beyond the Pines

    ★★★★

    The Place Beyond the Pines manages to develop multiple characters and subvert the expectations of protagonist in a really creative way. Each act is so distinct yet it all flows quite well with the finale feeling fitting but also not where I'd expected this would have gone at the start. The variation in pacing in the different acts also succeeds in making them all feel unique and gives time for the unexpected changes within them (to avoid saying spoilers) to…

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★½

    Lightyear is unnecessary but fun and makes sense as the film Andy watched in 1995 that made him get the Buzz Lightyear toy. It's pretty ordinary but there's some (without spoiling stuff) time related shenanigans in the plot that work really well. Chris Evan does good although maybe they should have stuck with Tim Allen considering you'd have thought the voice of the toy promoting the in universe movie would have the same voice directly lifting quotes from said movie. Anyway it's enjoyable but far from top tier Pixar not an essential watch but a fine time at the cinema.

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    The fact this film was funded by a major Hollywood studio and actually got made is a miracle considering how uncommercial Robert Eggers' films can be. The Northman is exactly how you do an epic, the plot is simple but the technical aspects such as the superb direction and cinematography elevate this story from conventionality to pure cinematic bliss and masterful atmosphere. Scenes have great coverage of all going on in them and those small background details and moments make…

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★★★

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the best film in the franchise yet as it ventures into new territory while still remaining true to the previous installments. The investigation part of these films has always been what's interested me most and this film engages with that more so than ever before as well as simultaneously keeping the character arcs of the Warrens and the primary storyline engaging. There are some jumpscares in here but thinking back on…