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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    Another of those which could never live up the hype.

    A fine comedy/drama with some solid snarky humour. Very well made and performed, but the story is so slight as to be almost non-existent.

    It's perfectly fun way to pass an hour and half, but didn't have quite the impact I was expecting.

    Still, it comes recommended, as a funny slice of life with a fine cast and writer/director who clearly has a good eye and bright future in film-making.

  • Tokyo Ghoul

    Tokyo Ghoul

    ★★★★

    Live-action version of the anime/manga.

    This makes the sensible move of sticking to a couple of the early story arcs, rather than trying to adapt the whole thing in one film.

    It all feels rather epic, with grand orchestral score throughout. It also offer up some fine gore and viscera when necessary.

    Fine entertainment from beginning to end. with the feel of a Cronenbergian superhero flick about it.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★★

    I honestly have never had an hour and a half go so quickly.

    This is a great little lo-fi horror film. It engages with loads of the expected teen horror film tropes and plays with them.

    It wins by giving you a batch of characters you like and making the sense of dread constant. From about 15 minutes in you are ensure of what is going to happen or when. After about forty minutes you starting checking behind you at…

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    ★★★★

    Crikey. This is challenging cinema.

    However "true" the events inspiring this story are is always up for debate, but these things happening at all at this kind of level is worrying and horrifying.

    The characters here are not larger than life, you can put yourself in their place and try to think of what you would have done differently, but it still makes you think, "what would I really do in that situation?"

    It is unsensational and solidly made, I…