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  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★★★

    This is probably Gaspar Noé’s most restrained effort, but that doesn’t mean to say it’s his weakest. If anything, Noé is at his prime here, narratively, technically and artistically.

    In short, Climax follows a large group of multi-cultural, sexually-ambiguous dancers on tour, who, after a successful group rehearsal, throw a wild after-party and unknowingly consume a sangria punch spiked with LSD. What follows is a nightmarish descent into madness, as we observe each character become a slave to the foreign…

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★½

    Oh boy, this is bad. A stock-standard and uninspired biopic that falls flat within the first few minutes. 

    Bohemian Rhapsody depicts the legendary band that changed the art of rock music, as a handful of cardboard cut-outs who got lucky.

    The story feels very watered-down and lacks any humane insight into Freddie Mercury’s life. Thankfully, Rami Malek’s dedication to the role keeps the film chugging along.

    It’s entertaining enough to endure, but nevertheless, it’s frustrating to think that this could have been so much greater if it was in the hands of a more skillful director.

    Queen deserved better than this.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Likely to be one of the most divisive films to ever hit cinema screens, Suspiria is a flat-out avante-garde masterpiece of grotesque, sophisticated horror filmmaking, which raises more questions than it gives answers.

    It’s much like waking from a nightmare on a balmy summers night, where in the seconds of rising, confusion and discomfort intoxicate the psyche, breathlessness causes anxiety without control, and not knowing if your surroundings are real or just leftover fragments of a frightening dream.

    Kajganich and…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    “All I know is, your carriage awaits and my maid is on her way up with something called a pineapple.”

    This is brilliant! A marvel of elegant, mischevious storytelling. 

    Some of the best use of natural lighting I’ve ever seen on film. The score, the dialogue, the acting...all superb! The list could go on.

    Side note: Watching Olivia Coleman eat cake in a bad mood is the best therapy I’ve had all year.