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  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★½

    On a second viewing, I’m perhaps a little less enamoured by SPECTRE than I was three years ago, but I continue to think it gets a somewhat unfair rap. It wastes the combined talents of Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, and it attaches a dramatic weight to certain elements (the reveal of Waltz’s character’s true identity, the unconvincing romance between Bond and Seydoux’s Dr Madeleine Swann) that it hasn’t earned, but it’s still an entertaining, inventive adventure that…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★

    Some really interesting ideas in here, but also a whole pile of one-dimensional characters, along with some of the ugliest digital cinematography I can remember seeing in a long time.

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    I should be annoyed by this film's stubborn refusal to make a lick of sense, but I'm not. Not one bit. Over a decade after I first saw it, MULHOLLAND DRIVE remains as sumptuous and mesmerising an experience as ever. I'm almost inclined to suggest that to try to decode it and impose rational logic on it is to miss the point - better to just let the sounds and images wash over you and experience it as Diane (the…

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★½

    "Don't you just love old music?"
    "Things sound so much better on vinyl."

    Actual lines of dialogue spoken in this movie. Fuck you, you self-absorbed, pretentious douchebags.

    Half a star each for the three leads, who I thought delivered competent performances despite the material they had to work with.