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  • Amélie
  • Before Sunset
  • The Mummy
  • The Handmaiden

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  • Babyteeth

  • A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★

  • The Room

    ★★½

  • Game Night

    ★★★★

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  • Babyteeth

    Babyteeth

    Pretty, but empty. Like a beautifully adorned choco Easter egg caging hollow nothingness.

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★

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

    Dane DeHaan’s Lockhart, now part-eel methinks, and a personality steeped in a new-found impulse, maniacally pedalling his merry way with a very Tim-burton-esque, hollow-eyed Mia Goth into some unknown future under a star-salted sky has me questioning whether I actually understood this movie. It ended so…meh? Cartoonish even. A shame really because I quite enjoyed how much the movie made my perceptions squirm. 

    But the ENDING. Can someone tell me why he “smiled” like that? Am I missing something? Why was it so spine-chillingly, skin-crawlingly sinister? That is Lockhart…right?

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  • Mogul Mowgli

    Mogul Mowgli

    ★★★★★

    This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. For many years I’ve tried to grasp onto any glimmer of South Asian representation in Hollywood from the ever-present ‘model minority trope‘ one that is typically veiled in virtue but can be as reductive as overtly negative caricatures; to the confused Asian girl who desperately needs to break out of her cultural and religious constraints and finally “live life.” A life bounteous with boys and booze. Enticing. 

    None of these tropes represented…

  • Coraline

    Coraline

    ★★★★

    Coraline is the epitome of creepy. A welcome one at that.

    It’s the kind of creepy that, at first, settles like an unwanted cool mist on bare skin, only to burrow deep, infect and infest the mind with compelling imagery veiled in silk and shadow. Blossom and bone. Beauty and brutality. 

    Reality and duality. 

    Neil Gaiman’s terrifying tale has been a family favourite since our first watch back in 09, with every spook and scare amplified by Clark Kent-looking 3D…