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  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★★

    Exemplary.

  • Domino

    Domino

    ★★

    Very odd all the way through but the ending was particularly awful. It's missing an act but I'm not entirely sure which one. Stuck with this ending though, clearly the epilogue should have revisited Tarzi's son rather than repeating the terrorist video we've already seen. The terrorism stuff was very off-putting as the film wasn't written well enough to handle the subject.

    Despite their top-billing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten's characters were completely superfluous whilst Eriq Ebouaney and Guy…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    If we are to take some of the character's feelings as representing the filmmaker's view, there were some attitudes that came through this film that I couldn't go along with. Although as a satire it avoids overtly stating anything and so invokes the shield of plausible deniability.

    They are as follows:

    - Theatre is better and more worthy than film.
    I find the theatre to be a great workshop for actors but the results have never impressed me as much…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★

    Much like Blade Runner 2049 I didn't like the intellectual weight heaped upon this re-imagining of a genre favourite. Whilst both are tasteful and accomplished their own way, there is something distant and analytical about how the films are presented. It's as though the originals were put in a blender along with all the film/media studies essays that have been written about them in the intervening years.