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  • The Northman

    ★★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

  • The General

    ★★★½

  • Corrective Measures

    ★★

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★½

    The Northman is superb for mostly two reasons: the incredible visuals Robert Eggers wrought and the subtle hints that this isn't a typical Revenge Quest. Adding that extra layer of ambiguity with the drive of Alexander Skarsgard performance married with his hulking menace pushes The Northman to greater heights. Anya Taylor-Joy stands opposite and strong, adding more mystique to the vision quests and plotting. Lastly, a final recipe for greatness is showing the action in the action scenes - while not as frenetic as a martial arts movie, the slow blow-counterblow lends credence to titans wrestling for dominance.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

    Sam Raimi, Danny Elfman and a fun cameo by Bruce Campbell, what's this? Doctor Strange is a 90s throwback to when camp was the name of the game when it came to blockbusters. I didn't dig it at first, as the goofiness clashed with the rest of the MCU line-up but I was won over by how fresh re-visiting 90s nostalgia was when helmed by the king of camp. Another factor that won me over was two tenets of any…

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  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★★★½

    I came with expectations, like is this going to be a Mandy-fied John Wick? Or perhaps a John Wick via Under the Silver Lake? I was quickly quieted by strong performances of a simple drama. Everyone in this movie carries a great weight over how much they've lost but none do as well as Nick Cage's quiet grieving giving way to find what was most recently taken. Pig is an incredible drama that beautifully hints at scars.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★★★½

    Mandy is not for everyone but it is an excellent ride; only Nicolas Cage could bring the pure unhinged mania required for the role. Mandy is a Giallo homage to the excess of 80s filmmaking. A great deal of effects are done in camera, with only a nightmare whirl of colour dressing the scene. Director Panos Cosmatos is a master at deciding on which colours to evoke particular feelings and his Director of Photography accomplishes this masterfully. Enthralling and brutal, Mandy will leave you with a hangover.