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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    I was lamenting just last week how Denis almost never works for me, and then she delivers this masterpiece. Birth and death, sex and love, violence and hope, all confined into a small box drifting through space, “getting further from what’s getting nearer.” Denis is maybe ruminating on where humanity goes from here, and what our purpose actually is if we’re not just slaves to the fuckbox. But honestly, I don’t really care to dive deep into this right now,…

  • Cop Car

    Cop Car

    ★★★

    A no fuss, sub-90 minute taut thriller. Not really much to say, but I do like how it initially highlights the boys’ innocence - their discovery of the car is more like being gifted a new toy, complete with their fake driving noises, playful exuberance, and total lack of understanding of real world consequences - and then the film proceeds to tear that innocence up, transporting them to the scary adult world of guns, blood, violence and death. The cop…

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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…