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  • Victoria & Abdul

    Victoria & Abdul


    What a brilliant, heart warming (and at times wrenching) story, complete with pitch perfect performances and some lovely cinematography. A tad long and at times melodramatic, but overall incredibly sweet and enjoyable.

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe


    One of the most frustrating experiences you can have with a film, for me, is when the film has lots of great stuff but lots of flaws too. Such is the case with Don’t Breathe, the stripped down, low budget, high concept horror/thriller from the director of 2013’s Evil Dead. 

    What I admire about the film is how effective it can be in constructing tension. Great cinematography, arresting visuals, fantastic lighting and sound design all contribute towards a film which…

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  • Arrival



    Lovely to see this still holds up as one of the most intelligent, emotional and well crafted science fiction movies of the past few years. I will never stop going on about how Amy Adams was robbed at the oscars for this...

    I could talk for days about how profound it is, but I think it’s worth noting that it came out during the whole Trump election ordeal. In this context, to get a film which preached about unity and…

  • Hereditary



    The most horrified I’ve ever been in a cinema.