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  • Tripping with Nils Frahm

    Tripping with Nils Frahm

    ★★★★

    The music is gorgeous of course but as a concert film, watching this almost a year after live music has pretty much entirely stopped I was captivated by so many little details of actually being at a live show - even down to the smoky steam filling the ceiling above the audience. A lovely visit to a world which currently seems a very long way away indeed.

  • Shooting Stars

    Shooting Stars

    ★★★★

    This is pretty remarkable. Movies within a movie, and simultaneously showing how movies were made in London in the 1920s, by showing a film being made in London in the 1920s - all at the same time as managing to be an engaging, poignant story about the people who make those movies. Cheap to call it just "meta", but what a fascinating document that also stands up as a really enjoyable story.

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★½

    ....eh.

    A lot of incredibly talented people were involved in basically every aspect of this film, and yet I came away from it knowing (quite like the first one) that I have no desire to see it again, or try and understand anything deeper from the story. Some of the set design is absolutely wonderful, and I do like how we have a (male) lead protagonist who is quiet and calm and uncomfortable in his own skin. But it was…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    Midsommar on the summer solstice. Sure, why not?

    Wow.