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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★

    A24. Cinema
    1.85:1
    Colour
    Redcode RAW
    15

    ”Eighth grade is the worst”

    Bo Burnham puts forth a competent crafted and efficiently produced directorial debut in Eighth Grade but never adds a defining new layer to a narrative that has slowly become saturated to death. If Burnham makes any meteoric impact at all he has thankfully brought to the forefront the beginning of something quite special in promising lead actress Elsie Fisher who steals every second on screen.

    68

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  • The Sisters Brothers

    The Sisters Brothers

    ★★★★★

    Universal. Cinema
    2.35:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    Jacques Audiard crafts a spectacularly obtuse yet engaging western with his latest feature The Sisters Brothers, after his critically acclaimed run of Dheepan as well as Rust and Bone. A film that subverts the typical tropes of genre convention into an entertaining romp of often nihilistic tendencies, but majestically rooted in endearing embezzlement.

    88

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  • The Upside

    The Upside

    ★★★

    STX. Cinema
    1.85:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    “How would i sign your autograph?”

    The Upside is an efficiently produced drama that suffers from two very distinctive issues regarding structure and Kevin Hart-isms. The latter of which while slightly off pace in certain scenes puts forward a compelling enough performance with a lacking gravitas. The former issues regarding structure is by far the biggest problem that ultimately derails an otherwise engaging picture.

    64

    FULL REVIEW AT NERDLY UK

  • King of Thieves

    King of Thieves

    StudioCanal. Cinema
    2.35:1
    Color + Monochrome 
    Codex
    15

    A series of dreary and dull sequences that fill up the two-hour running time with five old decrepit white men with just their loose skin keeping everything together, trying to outdo each other with generic monologues and the use of each and every four worded obscenity imaginable present. An unironic British tragedy.

    14

    FULL REVIEW AT NERDLY UK

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    Disney + Lucasfilm. Vue Extreme Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color 
    35mm + 65mm + Codex
    12
    2D

    “Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to. That's the only way to become what you are meant to be”

    Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi is a bitterly disappointing, flat, tiresome, and ultimately disastrous attempt at wanting to stand out against the norm. The tone is completely utterly wrong for such a massively important episode in a franchise that needs to go darker…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    Disney + Marvel. Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex
    12a

    “In time, you will know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right. Yet to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives”

    Avengers: Infinity War is an incredibly ballsy film, far more so than the recent controversy surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It doesn’t evolve storytelling, or filmmaking for that matter. If you’re an avid fan of the franchise you won’t find…