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  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    ★★★½

    Or: How to make a Jeremy Saulnier movie without getting Jeremy Saulnier to direct.

    I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore echoes the Coens, Tarantino and the likes of In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Its quirkiness isn't overstated and the performances particularly by Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood elevate the script, and the film's soundtrack choices are spot on. Echo and the Bunnymen? Yes please.

    The escalation in the final act is brutal and tense…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    You know a movie's good when you leave a *third* viewing and it feels just as fresh as the first, and you want to rewatch it as soon as you possibly can. First time at the Curzon Mayfair and definitely a fan of screen one. Going to have to see Portrait of a Lady on Fire there if I can and see if it holds up as well as this one did.

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2015! (1/31)

    "Now, this air shaft may work to our advantage. Here. It leads up to and comes out in the main airlock. All right, there's only one big opening along the way, we can cover that up, and then we... drive it into the airlock and zap it into outer space."

    And yet another classic movie that I should have probably seen by now is ticked off my watchlist. Hot on the heels of the likes of Lost…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    Well, that was something special. I'm really glad that I watched The Umbrellas of Cherbourg the day before because there are clear influences from that masterpiece on Damien Chazelle. Together these two movies have made me far more invested in musicals than I was previously, with Bugsy Malone being another highlight but beyond that the list starts to get a bit thinner.

    Here La La Land follows on two people with big dreams. Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress…