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  • Annihilation


    If Alex Garland proved he could handle complex science-fiction before with Ex Machina, then this is his promise more than lived up too. Annihilation is a beautifully directed, superbly acted, electrifying piece of dense and intelligent genre cinema where its enigmatic storytelling works into making it such a memorable and stimulating encounter of a film.

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    Ready Player One is no great, but it’s considerably better than we had any right to expect; a light and exuberant action-adventure film that uses its set dressing in the right way, and manages to make its ultimate message about stepping out to appreciate the pleasures of communication in the real-world, but never decrying the mediums people use to express themselves and the fertile imaginations that can thrive there.

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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    The film sustains anxiety in the unknown, and the film has many genuinely frightening and unsettling moments throughout thanks to incredible editing and sound design. While not every element of the film fits together perfectly, they are very much artistic liberties and means to an end that only add to a film that is very open to further reading; in particular an ending which may leave many to decide on whichever context it bares itself to. The Babadook is a…

  • Prisoners


    Besides a climactic third act that ties things up a little tighter than anticipated, this is a more than solid enough crime thriller with great performances to boast. The "what if?" scenario of a Stieg Larson style villain entering the real world is compelling if not totally convincing by the end, but its the character focus and deconstruction that really sets this one apart. Its a much darker and more morally questionable film than you'd ever expect it to be, and yet another example of Hollywood trying to catch up to the quality of the latest Nordic drama phase. At least, this is done well.