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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    Thought it was stunning - Hilarious, eccentric, cunning and lots of other buzzwords. The cinematography is glorious like you are in a fish tank where the lenses seem to curve from the edge - it gives the sense that you are trapped in this strange world of Queen Anne, like an ethereal beauty.

    The performances are as you've heard and Olivia Coleman deserves all the awards that are coming to her. The scathing wit in the script is played brilliantly…

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★★½

    Horror x52 - Female Director

    Covered in a shroud of intense dread from the very beginning, intentions and motifs aren't clear but you know something terrifyingly strange is going on. As we enter the setting (Not unlike the Sharon Tate, Manson murder setting - gives me chills just thinking about it) there is a slow and meditative build up of claustrophobic paranoia... that keeps going and going, until you can almost take no more.

    It's beautifully done from the lighting…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★½

    "I guess I'll see you in the movies." - Sebastian

    Made with passion and a love for musicals of yesteryear - The story is nothing new but the chemistry is exciting. The music is still excellent and will be ringing in my ears for days...again.

  • Mandy

    Mandy

    ★★

    Horror x52 - Most popular on watchlist

    Panos Cosmatos tries to intoxicate the viewer with an extreme mix of blues and reds while abusing the colour correction, aiming to hypnotize with an over stretched and at times overbearing first hour. It manages to transfer an aura of threat thanks to the cult members but they do eventually become tedious. The indulgence only continues in the latter more manic half, letting Cage be Cage. The action isn't particularly convincing and I…

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  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    For the first ten or so minutes i was really intrigued. I was liking the at first small interactions and experiment like changes but got frustrated quickly once it became clear that wrong choices would then send you back to make the right one - it got repetitive and by the time I seen the therapist for like the 3rd time interst was lost, in the interactions and with the plot. Think I seen 2 endings I’m not sure and…

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ★★★★

    Is bleak as it is bizzare, and christ is it bizzare. So surreal you're not actually sure that any of it happened - at its centre presents a scathing and witty look into western societies anxiety over what's right and wrong in relationships, love and other things. Like how compatible you are with a partner - taking it to the upmost and over the top level. The screeplay is so intricate however that it's not a simple allegory of black…