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  • War on Everyone

    War on Everyone

    ★★★½

    I don't know why there is so little love for this movie on here. I thought it was pretty damn funny, with a whip smart script and nice deadpan performances from Pena and Skarsgaard. It has the same sort of nihilistic-black-humour-with-a-touch-of-heart as Bad Santa. Highly enjoyable.

  • The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    ★★½

    What starts off as a promising mystery rapidly slides into overwrought melodrama. Despite Emily Blunt's best efforts, the packed theatre i saw this in was laughing at all the wrong places. And I couldn't give a toss about these over privileged characters, disappointed with their perfect lives.

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  • Cold in July

    Cold in July

    ★★½

    I really liked the 80s touches - the synthy score, the intruder lit suddenly by a lightning flash, it even ends with a stalk scene in a weirdly lit warehouse! But this is tonally all over the place, which doesn't quite work, even if it keeps things surprising. And it really could have lost 20 minutes runtime, the pacing is really saggy.

  • Black Death

    Black Death

    ★★

    Despite an effectively bleak, grimy atmosphere, and some interesting, if somewhat incoherent commentary on Christian morals, this Wicker Man in the swamp is ultimately let down by amateur filmmaking and its small budget.