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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    The Girl in the Spider's Web

    ★★★

    SONY + MGM. Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color + Monochrome 
    Codex
    15

    “Are you not Lisbeth Salander, the righter of wrongs? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?”

    Fede Alvarez’ The Girl In The Spiders Web, the second attempt at breaking into the American mainstream after David Fincher’s attempt seven years previously, is the most watered down and hollow entry into this ever-growing series. Little tension, disappointing depth and vastly underwhelming nightmarish iconography ultimately create a vastly inferior film to what has come…

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★

    20th Century Fox. IMAX
    1.33:1 + 2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    ”Your life is going to be very difficult”

    Bohemian Rhapsody is arguably one the most sanitized and diluted depictions of any rock and roll legend that has come before it. In presenting a watered down story the film itself loses all weight and edge it entails, ultimately the end result is a highly fictional account of plot beats, similar to that of any DTV documentary found on YouTube. Malek impresses…

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Warner Bros. IMAX
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex
    12A

    My brothers my sisters. The clock is ticking faster. My dream, we who live, for truth, for love. The moment has come, to take our rightful place in the world, where we wizards are free. Join me or die”

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the pinnacle of what's wrong with the modern-day blockbuster. It has slight, albeit redundant moments of emotional tension & gravitas at heart but ultimately stoops to a lacklustre,…

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★★★

    Brown. Cinema
    1.85:1
    Color
    Codex
    PG

    ”We can still think our own thoughts”

    Debra Granik’s emotionally charged and engrossing character study of Leave No Trace is a beautifully decorated cathedral of poignant acceptance and the ideals of faith in oneself and humanity. Allowing oneself to accept the circumstance of disaster and finding the positive in the deception and fears of the world. Ben Foster once again turns in another terrific performance engulfed in emotional distress, evoked superbly through his body…

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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…