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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★

    The idea of a science fiction film about a group of death row inmates on a mission to a black hole while undergoing sexual experimentation certainly piqued my interest, but sadly Claire Denis' first English language feature failed to blow me away. Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Mia Goth are all as good as can typically be expected, but High Life's script lacks both nuance and thrust, and the narrative meanders between individually interesting events with little thought as to how they all stitch together as a whole. Admirable, but undeniably underwhelming.

  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★

    More ambitious than The Raid, but piteous when compared to The Raid 2, The Night Comes For Us is a madcap descent into blood-soaked gore and mayhem. You may not care for a single one of the paper-thin characters, but its difficult not to enjoy them brutally taking chunks out of each other for two hours.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★½

    As well as wrapping up the first overarching narrative of the MCU, Avengers: Endgame is also probably the best acted, most entertaining film in the series. Although the false sentiment of an "end" is rather annoying (after all, Spider-Man: Far From Home is coming out pretty soon), I had a great time seeing this opening night in the cinema and I'll definitely be rewatching it before too long.

    The familiar faces are all typically commendable, with Robert Downey Jr., Chris…

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★★

    Watched as the 'B' entry for SUPER_CANNES/Rob's Alphabet Club.

    I am nothing less than utterly, completely, so happily blown away. Richard Linklater's 1995 film, Before Sunrise, tells the story of Jesse and Celine, two lost souls who meet by happenstance and spend a night together exploring Vienna, themselves and each other.

    Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are transcendental in the leading roles. Their chemistry was simply unbelievable to watch and their conversations, mostly written by the two actors themselves, are…