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  • Victoria & Abdul

    Victoria & Abdul

    ★★

    Frivolously enjoyable, especially if you like sassy Dame Judi (and who doesn't?), but it treats the empirical brutality of its subtext with scant regard for humanity, preferring fluff and wicked tongues instead. Also strangely shabbily made, despite the gilt of the settings.

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★

    Familiar genre beats, often skirting too close to the trite - but they don't prevent it from feeling impactful and empowering. Gal Gadot shines at its centre, charisma, earnestness and comic precision combining for a potent star cocktail.

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  • Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is the kind of wistful auburn drama that's so easy to watch, you feel harsh pointing out everything that's wrong with it. But it's so aware of being that kind of film, to the extent that the first piece of classical music that plays from Elizabeth Olsen's mixtape gift to Josh Radnor, soundtracking his journey back out of the rosy green backwoods of Ohio, is Beethoven's 'Pastoral' symphony. It's so deeply aware of itself that this mixtape becomes the…

  • Flesh for Frankenstein

    Flesh for Frankenstein

    ★★★★

    To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life in the gall bladder!