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  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace

    ★★★

    Quantum of Solace had the unfortunate task of living up to its predecessor Casino Royale, a feat that was already going to be difficult to pull off. Even though this film doesn’t hit the same highs or have as compelling a story, it’s still fun. The action set-pieces are thrilling, the performances are (mostly solid), there’s some cleverly implemented humor, and style oozes out of QoS’ pores. Unfortunately, the villain is underwhelming and the story of two rage-filled individuals (Bond…

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ★★★★

    The Nightingale is an excruciating yet mesmerizing film. To reveal ANYTHING about the story would spoil the film, but just be aware that this could trigger individuals who have been victims of assault. This is not a happy film, and it is unflinching in its depictions of brutality and violence. The 1.37:1 aspect ratio lends a claustrophobic feel to the already harrowing narrative, while Aisling Franciosi knocks it out of the park as Clare. She conveys so much emotion and…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely adored this. Yes, it shows some brutal imagery (if you’re used to watching violent movies and TV, this isn’t anything worse than what you’ve seen) and covers difficult subjects, but this is the perfect origin story for Batman’s most iconic villain. Joaquin Phoenix is magnificent, and the cinematography and lighting were spot-on.

  • Inheritance

    Inheritance

    ★★½

    A decent thriller that overstays its welcome and throws too many side plots in. Lily Collins and Simon Pegg are excellent, though.