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  • The Damned United

    The Damned United


    Tom Hooper's most interesting film and Michael Sheen's best performance. 

    While Hooper's later work might have gotten a bit too warm reception from the Academy, he certainly is a good actor's director which is once again evident with this film. Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney need to be mentioned alongside Sheen. But this is definitely Sheen's film, he has the only truly important character - even if we'd ask the character - and he carries the film on his shoulders. 

    As a big football fan I may be slightly biased towards liking this, but I think this quality biopic should appeal to a wider audience too.

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness


    Definitely one of the most underrated films of 2017. Gore Verbinski shows some auteurish qualities with this gothic, atmospheric, intriguing mystery. Very stylish film and a great comeback for him. 

    This is definitely amongst the most interesting and best Dane De Haan performances, he's really good fit for the lead role. Jason Isaacs is a great villain and Mia Goth, who even has the perfect name for the role, is a revelation. She has quite a mesmerizing presence here. 


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  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead


    Disgusting, disturbing, distracting. 

    Sam Raimi's 1981 classic Evil Dead really, really deserves to be called horror. And it probably still remains as his most wonderful directorial achievement. 

    I don't even consider myself as a horror fan, but making a horror film this raw, wild and daring, without much false notes, certainly earns my respect.

    And that ending is just stunning. Wow.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver


    After having the time to check the actor's name and eventually finding out the intriguing fact that he's deaf in real life too, I had to dedicate another review to praise the most heart-warming thing in Baby Driver.

    I am obviously talking about CJ Jones' brilliantly heartfelt performance as Baby's ever-so-caring and worrying foster father. Definitely amongst my favourite things in the film. So, well done CJ.

    You don't belong in that world (in sign language)