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  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

    Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

    ★★

    I’m not a Bob Dylan fan so  watching this felt like half a good concert movie and half an in-joke that I wasn’t privy to.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    The trailer made it look like Ari Aster was just going to be straight-up jacking The Wicker Man, but I went along to see this anyway, hoping he'd do something interesting with it.

    Nope.

    Not only did he not do anything interesting, it turns out he was straight-up jacking the Nicolas Cage version of The Wicker Man.

    Here's my prediction: Ari Aster is gonna have a Shyamalan-like critical reckoning in the next ten years that's gonna make film Twitter finally sick up their shroom-drinks and realise Aster is a goddamn charlatan.

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  • Sneakers

    Sneakers

    ★★★★★

    I fucking LOVE this film. It's my ultimate comfort film.

    BUT.

    There's a bit, a plot point, where Mary McDonnell was pretending to be hooked up with Stephen Tobolowsky on a computer date to get his office access card and his voice print and stuff and she gets stung. Except they make it look like she's not stung. And then, being a pro grifter, she goes "This is the last computer date I go on" and Ben Kingsley mafia-hacker goes…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    If you were to draw a venn diagram of three of my favourite films — Rocky, Full Metal Jacket and The Social Network — right in the middle you’d find Whiplash. In the same way that Jaws isn’t really a film about a shark, this isn’t really a film about drumming. It’s a film about obsession. It’s a film about drive and being driven. It’s a film about sacrifice.

    There’s so much to like about this film. The performances from…