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  • WALL·E

    WALL·E

    ★★★★★

    When aliens arrive and we showcase life on Earth, we start with Pixar.

  • Night Moves

    Night Moves

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My first watch of a Kelly Reichardt film and with MUBI’s categorisation of this one being within their “Perfect Failures” curation, excited to catch up with her successes.

    The film introduces its players, a brooding Josh at the forefront accompanied by his extremist counterparts and as they rendezvous and casually hangout, their intentions are subtly unveiled. Here begins the slow but steady build of [viewer] anxiety as they move towards their goal.

    The delicacy with which this is made is what…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    When I saw this in the cinema (ODEON Covent Garden), I knew I was a fan of it but I wasn’t sure why. As the credits rolled, I was sat in my seat attempting to digest the film. Some people were leaving but many still firmly planted, presumably in a similar state. After a minute or so one guy at the front exclaimed to the cinema: “Well, that was weird”. He said it in a way that I gleaned to…

  • Contagion

    Contagion

    ★★★

    Saw this in the cinema and remember liking it/not touching a single thing on the tube home. Watching it now [COVID-19] it feels like all the hard work and thorough research was done but the film itself delivered short. Following the pandemic is interesting but the people that we follow might have had more room for use. Or maybe that’s how it feels amidst a real pandemic.

    Soderbergh’s style; the pace, editing and scene spilling dialogue nicely suited for this…