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  • I Saw the Devil

    ★★★½

  • Chicago

    ★★★

  • Evil Dead II

    ★★★★

  • Taste of Cherry

    ★★★½

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  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★½

    The first half of this is some of the darkest shit I've seen.
    The second half of this decends into this goofy one-upmanship dick measuring contest.

    It's pretty good but there's better South Korean revenge thrillers out there.

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★

    A superficial musical with some nice choreography but ultimately lacking any substance beyond its exceptional cast.

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  • Evil Dead II

    Evil Dead II

    ★★★★

    This is some of the most eccentric shit I've ever seen 😂

  • Taste of Cherry

    Taste of Cherry

    ★★★½

    You quickly buy in to Homayoun Ershadi's performance because of how delicate and precise it is.

    It's a well shot well acted movie with a very simple but attention grabbing premise. It subverts your expectations for the first 20 minutes until the plot catalyst is eventually uncovered.

    The biggest issue for me is the ending - with a movie that is already quite ambiguous I'd have liked a conclusive finale not an open ended one

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    My life long tin foil hat is now a tin foil crown thanks to Jordan Peele.

    Shout out to Hoyte Van Hoytema this is gorgeous. The backdrop of open landscapes and seemingly endless scenery makes for some magnificent shots.

    Daniel Kaluuya is someone I really admire. Growing up in the UK and coming from a working class background with no family in the business he embodies what it means to work your way to the top and to achieve the success he has had through pure dedication and determination and most importantly meritocracy . What a supremely talented guy.

  • The Wonder

    The Wonder

    ★★★

    The Wonder presents the juxtaposition of Science and Religion and how we can be blinded by our embedded faith even when the signs are so blatant.

    I found the framing of the opening and closing scenes to be odd and the breaking of the fourth wall felt very out of place.

    I was waiting for this brilliant, sophisticated unravelling of the story but instead we got a pretty clumsy and outright weak explanation.

    Florence Pugh is great and I hope she can start to pick projects that are more in line with her talent and reputation.

    The Wonder isn't bad but it's also not good.