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  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In the first few moments of Tully, we see Marlo (Charlize Theron) counting with her son as she methodically brushes his arms and back. Seeing this, I was reminded of the million skin cells that we shed each day, constantly being regenerated. Tully certainly riffs on this theme of change - if nearly our entire body's cells are replaced, are we still the same person we were a day ago? A year ago? 10 years ago? Marlo is certainly aware…

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★

    Game Night could have easily been just another generic comedy, but it plays its cards right and manages to infuse creativity and unique visual style into a tired genre. Combining the dramatic irony of The Man Who Knew Too Little and the narrative twists and turns of Fincher's The Game and Fight Club, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. There is a surprising amount of attention dedicated to visual style, which often gets neglected in comedies.

    The film…

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Green Room is Saulnier's transition from primary colours to secondary colours.

    This time he experiments with a palette of natural and artificial greens, reflecting the true and artificial nature of the characters portrayed in the film. A common thread between this and Blue Ruin is how Saulnier exposes his characters. At first, they seem to have a tough exterior, but traumatic events in the film reveal their true and vulnerable selves.

    The Ain't Rights are no exception, a punk band…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    Batman v Superman: Yawn of Justice

    I went into this movie with pretty low expectations after seeing Man of Steel. It wasn't a terrible movie by any means, but really wasn't that good either. Snyder was given a difficult task of setting up a Justice League movie in only two films, while there was more work done to set up the Avengers. I am still trying to figure out if this could have been a better film, or if Snyder…