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  • Karnan

    ★★★½

  • Stamboul Quest

    ★★½

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    ★★★★

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    ★★★

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  • Karnan

    Karnan

    ★★★½

    I can't believe this whole thing is about bus routes! You can expect some very similar events in Stroud Green when they get rid of the number 4. For the first half hour I thought I was going to love this but there's one reason why it doesn't really work and unfortunately it's the eponymous Karnan. By which I mean both the character and his portrayal. This is the second film I've seen starring Dhanush and I'm more confused than…

  • Stamboul Quest

    Stamboul Quest

    ★★½

    I'm feeling deeply obsessed with Myrna Loy at the moment so I watched this and Penthouse before they leave Criterion Channel. Penthouse is by the director and writers of The Thin Man so it's a pretty good time, but unfortunately this is one of those films that just makes you grateful for Hitchcock (who made The Man Who Knew Too Much the same year). It's a spy story with... no suspense!! None! Myrna Loy's character is in complete control the…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★

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

    Can any explain to me why Amy Adams' character doesn't prevent her daughter from getting cancer? We know that she can use her knowledge of the future to intervene in the present, as she does with General Shang. The random cell mutation that causes cancer in her daughter will have required a specific set of circumstances at the molecular level – it's exceptionally bad luck (see the amazing account in Francis Spufford's Red Plenty of how many different things have…

  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

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

    The first two times I saw this were at Zone 3 Cineworlds with little to no audience, and I was getting so envious watching all those videos on Twitter of packed houses hooting and hollering at encoRRRe screenings in the US, so when I saw it was playing again at the Prince Charles I jumped at the chance. But even though the whole point was to see it with a crowd, I then became very apprehensive about seeing it with…