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  • Casablanca
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Vertigo
  • Arrival

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  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★★½

  • Moonlight

    ★★★★★

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

  • Whiplash

    ★★★★½

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  • Minions: The Rise of Gru

    Minions: The Rise of Gru

    ★★★½

    The movie of the moment - it was an absolute pleasure to see this on the big screen.

    I think the Minions get a bad rap, with the commercial and merchandising of the characters being seen as particularly cynical, which I think is fair enough. I don't the films are anything near as soulless as people might assume though, and behind the relentless advertising and memery, there's a series of movies made with love and good cheer.

    Slapstick for sure…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    Still an incredible, gorgeous work. I think what I love about Moonlight so much is how its beauty and tenderness is so carefully balanced with the darker subject matter. Those moments of comfort feel so much stronger because they are so rare, but so well earned at the same time.

    The time skips still give me goosebumps on my third watch. And I think the film's approach to coming-of-age drama is matched by few others. The way the narrative focuses in on these small but pivotal moments gives us a good sense of Chiron's life, while trusting the audience enough to fill in the gaps themselves.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★½

    A pretty fun Batman - gonna preface that I think the film is way too long for it's own good, but if you can give three hours of your time it's a blast.

    Tonally I think the film really nails a middle ground between Nolan's realism and Burton's gothic. Robert Pattinson brings a great take as the most emo batman thus far, and thoroughly earns its two Nirvana needle-drops.

    For me the film does have one too many subplots, and…

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★

    Great Sunday morning hangover movie - it's not completely my thing but I had a fun time nevertheless. The dialogue has some cringy moments but is otherwise actually quite funny and just breezy, fun times.