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  • Catch the Fair One

    ★★★★

  • The Ritual

    ★★½

  • Censor

    ★★★

  • Europa

    ★★½

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  • Catch the Fair One

    Catch the Fair One

    ★★★★

    I would love at least one season of Kali Reis cleaning up house and offing sex traffickers and offenders. Great second film by Josef Kubota Wladyka - kinda like Taken 2 but darker and ten times better. And Reis is charismatic as hell.

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★½

    Starts well but falls horrifically off a cliff in the final act - and the creature design was awful. Also, the worst Rafe Spall performance I have seen to date - not sure he’s suited to this genre.

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  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★★

    By choosing Alain Delon for the role of Jef Costello - the brooding, silent assassin who slinks through the murky shadows of the Parisian night - Jean-Pierre Melville highlights the importance of casting. Finding the right person who can disappear into their character and embody their spirit. When the frame can be focused on a face that so clearly tells a story of its own, the symbiotic relationship between director and performer evolves beyond the expectations of standard storytelling.

    Very…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★

    A slow, contemplative sci-fi, made in the 70s with decades of critical acclaim, sounds just perfect to me. So why after nearly 3 hours of watching a flimsy Russian love story set in space am I left feeling wandering what the fuss was about?

    Classic art seems to reach an almost untouchable status at times, safe from criticism that can harm it and powerful enough to ensure it is you left wondering why you are just not getting it. There…