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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★

    I hope David Ayer watches this and takes some goddamn notes. “‘Kay?“

    Ewan is having about as much fun as Black Mask as Gyllenhaal had playing Mysterio - but the 14A rating here really gives some more room for the grittiness the DC films desperately need in order to gain any sort of edge against the Marvel empire. Continuing on the new path paved by the satisfactory Joker, this is ultimately a step in the right direction for the DC…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    Might very well become an annual viewing. Just as great on a second screening.

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    It’s films like this that can stay cemented behind your eyelids long after a festival is over; which breathe new life into your hope for what is cinematically possible, or for what overarching themes we might some day filter our darkest and wildest ideas through.

    And a lot of people are going to truly despise this.. but I was completely and utterly mesmerized. This is masterful and focused, both head and stomach-turning stuff. Feels at times eerily familiar - but…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise

    ★★★★

    Wheatley has achieved something undeniably zany, fun, shocking, perplexing, and straight up insane. However, it's also one of the best-articulated and visionary ventures into full-on manipulation of film form and theme I've seen in some time, and it makes for one hell of a picture - whether or not you can keep your head on straight for its entirety. Boasting an incredible soundtrack and score, vibrantly crafted cinematography, impossibly configured editing, and a string of impressive performances from a talented…