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  • Firestarter

    ★★★

  • The Canterbury Tales

    ★★★½

  • The Wonders

    ★★★★

  • All Screwed Up

    ★★★★½

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  • Firestarter

    Firestarter

    ★★★

    More of an anti-superhero origin story in the vein of Brightburn with deliberate riffs off Man of Steel than a straightforward horror; this film feels remarkably tame compared to Stephen King's more established work, more grounded with almost a network TV pilot feel to it that shows especially in its CGI effects budget. Firestarter is muted and a bit too obsessed with getting straight to the point - it feels like it was missing a middle act and just has…

  • The Canterbury Tales

    The Canterbury Tales

    ★★★½

    A comedy that had has a hard task translating from its Chaucer origins into its Pasolini free-spirited sensibility separated by multiple time periods and countries - Monty Python it isn't, but it does a good job at capturing the seedier side of the medieval era in a way removed from others of its time - there's no adaption quite like it. Unashamedly horny from the first frame to the last - with no subtlety or shame at all.

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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…