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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the promise of the new trilogy finally fulfilled; an exciting, emotional, richly layered and unpredictable blockbuster of deep-seated passion and startling reverence. It will deeply upset some fans, but it takes the path required to transform the series beyond its mythologic status into something more personal and character driven. As strong and capable as the mightiest of its kind with a cunning self-reliance, this stands as one of the long-running space opera's best ever pictures.

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  • Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out doesn’t rewrite any rules, but it plays with them in some dark and uncomfortable ways with a sharp script, handsome direction and even better performances. It’s just small enough to feel like a tight and self-contained exercise, even if the payoff feels a little less cathartic than expected.

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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

    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.