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  • Remember

    Remember

    ★★½

    Huh. It’s merely ok, but I was going to write about how the film is about the conflation of antiquated hate with new innocence, as there’s a couple of good child actors here, one who is forced to read Zev’s letter to him and doesn’t understand what she’s reading about the holocaust, mispronouncing the word Nazi among other things, maybe elucidating Egoyan’s point about purging the sins of the past to make the new world a better place. We see…

  • Strange Days

    Strange Days

    ★★★★★

    The best film of Kathryn Bigelow’s career makes it undoubtedly clear that she used to be an expressionist painter before getting behind the camera, as with a slightly futuristic Los Angeles as her canvas, she uses prickly bright colours, steam and sweat to pierce the perennial darkness and paint a vision of a city splintered by violence, race and technology. As much as this film has to say about those topics and more, it’s the hazy, cyberpunk mechanics of a…

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  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck

    ★★★★½

    The Rolling Stone quote on the poster claims it's "the most intimate rock doc ever." They're probably right. If I had to describe Cobain: Montage Of Heck in one word, I'd say - heartbreaking. Whether you're a fan of Nirvana or not is pretty much irrelevant, because this isn't about the band or Kurt's career, it's about him as a person. A man with a troubled soul that couldn't get out of his own head, who didn't want to be…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Fincher continues to cement his god-like status with another astoundingly brilliant dark, complex mystery full of malice, beauty and topped off by some incredible acting. There's nothing specific I can pinpoint to say why this film is so amazing, because everything about it is stupendous. The narrative twists and turns like you wouldn't believe. The directing is, of course, excellent and, combined with the superb lighting (Fincher's love of yellow is on full display) and haunting soundtrack, gives off this…