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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

  • Sundown

    ★★★★★

  • Firestarter

    ★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★½

    Asian acid trip that went over my head. Nice acting, but its cluttered and messy with what seems like a mind of its own. I am definitely in the minority here but I didn't appreciate the multiverse anarchy in the least and bar the occasional scene, this was lost on me. Looking at all of the other reviews espousing wonderful, gushing praise and so often, I am left wondering if it's me that is looking at this the wrong way.…

  • Sundown

    Sundown

    ★★★★★

    So very glad I went into this one cold, without so much of a sniff of a plot or trailer. Tim Roth brought me to it. Also starring Charlotte Gainsbourgh and written and directed by Michael Franco. This was a sublime treat from the minute it opened.

    When news of a family tragedy reaches Neil (Roth), Alice (Gainsbourgh), Alexa and Colin on their idyllic south American holiday, the group are forced to cut short their stay and return home. That…

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  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    ★★★★★

    I was hooked by the time the opening narration from Lester Burnham was over. As the camera tracks down the street where Joe Anybody lives in the comfortable, safe, predictable burbs of white, middle class America, we learn that this is the last year of Lester's life and from beyond the grave, he is going to tell you what he's learnt about just what life should really be about. Too late for Lester, but not for us.

    American Beauty simply…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    My ex-wife coined the term 'deviant', in my recollections. It was both a term of endearment and a brutally honest assessment about what foul depravity I would be prepared to do, just to see if it was fun or not. I don't think I was that bad, personally. It's not like I came home from work one evening with a baseball bat, tub of Swarfega and a Ukrainian hermaphrodite named Vlad for a game of "how far can you insert…