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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★½

    The mystery is ultimately somewhat underwhelming but its unravelling is a deliciously icky ride.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    In the feverishly franchise focussed Hollywood of 2018, the days of a 3-year wait between Star Wars movies are long gone and the fourth film in as many years arrives a fraction over 5 months after the last adventure through hyperspace. Solo: A Star Wars Story brings the earlier years of Han Solo to the big screen with Alden Ehrenreich stepping into the role that Harrison Ford has inhabited for 40 years, which doesn’t sound daunting at all <gulp>.

    After…

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is an extraordinary film, both in its conception and its execution. In a world of ballooning budgets and opening weekend projections, a film like Boyhood shouldn’t exist, but thankfully it does and the end product is an endlessly fascinating and rewarding experience.

    Boyhood follows Mason Jr (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows up in Texas with his elder sister Samantha(Lorelai Linklater) and his separated parents (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) over 12 years, from early childhood to the…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★

    A wonderful character drama with two remarkable central performances. Equally hilarious and touching, Lost In Translation is a study of two people who have lost their place in the world. Whilst staying in Tokyo, Bill Murray's washed up Hollywood star and Scarlett Johansson's married too young philosophy graduate bond as a result of their isolation and being out of place in a foreign city.

    The wandering early stages of the film and its leisured pace help to convey the loneliness…