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  • Happy End

    Happy End

    ★★

    An international flick about a wealthy French family too caught up in themselves and personal dramas to pay attention to the tragedies right next to them. Michael Haneke revisits art house with Happy End, a part family drama, part black comedy, and part social commentary that only makes it halfway in terms of affection. The director seems to have conceived plenty of ideas to put in here, but seems to have gotten bored of them all too quickly, as he…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    A deeply affecting, indie looking sci-fi drama about a family's life turned upside down by a weird young boy. The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a dark, mysterious and eerie picture that aims to prove the saying "you get what you fucking give". The film looks stylish as hell thanks to Yorgos Lanthimos' superb direction, boasting exceptionally good-looking visuals, phenomenal camerawork that will bring some of the cinemtic greats to mind, and an outstanding score that keeps adding to…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    The sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi neo-noir classic that arrived 35 years after the initial release of its predecessor. Helmed by the masterful Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 is not only one of the greatest follow-ups witnessed by mankind, but most importantly, a Blade Runner this generation can wholeheartedly experience and get behind.

    The film is long and keeps its approach distant on purpose, a risky decision that thankfully works perfectly in such a cold world, with Ryan Gosling's fantastic…

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★★★

    A mystery kind of thriller about an FBI agent and a local wildlife officer's investigation of a girl's death at an Indian Reservation in Wyoming. The Taylor Sheridan-curated Wind River captivates with a visually-arresting, character-driven drama that can be hazy, haunting, philosophical and suspenseful all at once. The storyline unravels beautifully, with a nice pacing and an engaging build-up that eventually turns into a stressful, edge-of-the-seat affair, combined with some delicious food-for-thought about human existence, grief and the unfairness of…