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  • The Lovers on the Bridge

    The Lovers on the Bridge

    ★★★★

    Squalid romanticism and surrealist passion abound in this far-from-traditional boy meets girl story, a vibrant and bombastic tale of amour fou set on the Pont Neuf, Paris' oldest bridge, where two homeless people meet and fall in love.

    Having seen the wonderfully bizarre Holy Motors, I went in expecting nothing less than bonkers in this earlier work from Leos Carax and it definitely doesn't disappoint. Denis Lavant is at the forefront of nearly all of Carax's films, a distinctive actor…

  • In This Our Life

    In This Our Life

    ★★★½

    Spicy soap opera with an absurdly contrived narrative that involves not just one, but two car crashes and a suicide. Going purely off the synopsis this overwrought melodrama had the potential to be a real stinker, but with such a great cast, potent direction from John Huston and one of the most respectful treatments of an African American character in a mainstream production for the time, it even overcomes mediocrity and is actually quite entertaining.

    This is one of those…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    The Final Cut. Cinema City, Norwich.

    Tonight my dream came true. Blade Runner on the big screen. Every time I watch it it's a different experience, there's something new that I didn't notice before, details emerge from the rain and smog that weren't apparent before. Hearing the reverberating sound that begins the film, I was immediately immersed in the tech-noir world of Los Angeles, 2019 and this followed by the opening shots of industrial cityscape sent chills down my spine,…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    I have to start by saying what an absolute travesty it is that international audiences (myself included) around the world have been robbed of the opportunity to see this in cinemas due to lack of studio faith. This is an insult to audience intelligence, a massive frustration for serious film enthusiasts and a worrisome prospect for talented filmmakers. Netflix once again becomes a last minute dumping ground for unwanted goods, but luckily this time it isn't down to poor quality.…