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  • Alien
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Stranger by the Lake
  • Lost Highway

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  • After Love

    ★★★★

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★

  • Mortal Kombat

    ★★

  • Another Round

    ★★★★

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  • Weekend

    Weekend

    ★★★★★

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    Director: Andrew Haigh
    Writer: Andrew Haigh
    Cast: Tom Cullen & Chris New
    Runtime: 97m


    "Straight people like us as long as we conform and we behave by their little rules. Imagine your friends if you suddenly started getting all... political about being a fag, or you got suddenly, like, camp and swishy or talked about rimming all the time."


    Andrew Haigh's Weekend is explicit, not just in its frank and honest portrayal of gay sex but also in its exploration…

  • Stranger by the Lake

    Stranger by the Lake

    ★★★★★

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    Director: Alain Guiraudie
    Writer: Alain Guiraudie
    Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou & Patrick d'Assumçao
    Runtime: 100m


    "One of your own is killed, and that doesn't bother you?"


    Self-destruction. The impulse to seek out danger, to surrender to your deepest, darkest desires, no matter the cost to yourself. The want - the need - to immerse yourself in the thrill of the hunt regardless of the consequences, to shatter taboos, to give in to the taste and the touch of danger,…

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  • After Love

    After Love

    ★★★★

    The narrative beats are a little predictable and trite at times but there's no denying the film's emotional heft. Scanlan's brave, sensitive performance elevates the material, and the moment of intense catharsis in the final act is well earned. I would've liked to have seen Scanlan's character struggling with her faith a little more, particularly given the discoveries she makes throughout the film, but overall this is powerful and accomplished filmmaking with a rich and engaging story.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★

    It takes fewer risks than its predecessor and isn't quite as emotionally loaded but Krasinski demonstrates real skill as a director here. There is much to enjoy, and had it not been initially scheduled for release in 2020 I'd have wondered just how influenced by 'The Last of Us Part II' he was - though that's not a complaint. It avoids some obvious pitfalls and is effectively crafted, though there are a few too many dips in the tension. Nonetheless,…

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