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  • The Player

    The Player

    ★★★½

    I'll spend weeks pondering over the significance of Whoopi Goldberg talking about her jumbo tampons.

  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Céline Sciamma makes such sensitive, empathetic films and they really are a joy to watch. Zoé Héran is perfect as Mickaël/Laure, the little sister is maybe the most adorable film character I've ever seen, everything is pitch perfect... until the final minute.

    I'm feeling a real need - for speed, but also - to discuss that ending with someone, because its meaning is up for interpretation, I'm sure. My personal read of the film up to that point was Laure/Mickaël…

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  • Barry

    Barry

    ★★★★

    Two words are curiously absent for the majority of Vikram Gandhi's Barry. Those words are 'Barack' and 'Obama'. In this year's other college-age presidential biopic, Southside With You, those words hang over the heads of the characters in every scene and therein lies the reason why the former is a considerably better film. Whereas SWY is a story about the two people who grew up to be President and First Lady, Barry is about a young man of mixed race…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    You know how during the final scene of Whiplash, you got that feeling as if your heart was about to burst out of your chest? Well that's pretty much how I felt for the whole of Mad Max: Fury Road.

    We'll start with the positives, and there are quite a few of them. On the whole, the film looks fantastic. The practical stunts are just as awesome as they were in The Road Warrior, and even most of the CGI…