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  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    Not as irritating as I remember it, but not far off.

    As ever, Yeoman's camera knows how to find a gorgeous shot, I just don't know if the beauty of the thing marries with its story, which is far too precious and conceited for its own good.

    The cast give it a good go but Wilson is desperately annoying. The accusations of cultural tourism are, I think, misjudged; these guys are arseholes, so the fact that their luggage is being…

  • Bringing Up Baby

    Bringing Up Baby

    Howard Hawks. Katherine Hepburn. Cary Grant. And a leopard. Amazing.

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    The film I was most eagerly awaiting of this year so far. Amazing: it's a thunderstorm of brilliance.

    The noise of this film is astonishing. It pressed home the idea of Phoenix's Joe being out at sea ALL OF THE TIME; there is no respite for his psyche, the associations are incessant and they are brutal. Greenwood's score is an audible assault on the sense, and the sound design is a calibrated delirium.

    And while it's a painful experience, largely…

  • The Square

    The Square

    "The Square" is loathsome, reactionary nonsense.

    There is no short supply of satire surrounding the contemporary art world, so a new work that centres on this really has to be funny, really has to have something to say. What does Östlund settle for? This: the obscurity of contemporary art is not warranted by its vague subject-matter, and is packaged with a surfeit of vague corporate-speak, delivered to you by shallow and pretentious hacks. Wow! I've never heard that before! It's…