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  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    ★★★½

    Great, creepy, tense first half. Goes a bit wrong in the second half – too many cheap scares and obvious beats – but still solid overall.

  • Dark Night

    Dark Night

    ★★★

    More of an ambient mood piece than anything else. Interesting, but not what I expected, and a limited success as a reaction to the events it’s inspired by.

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  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★

    This was fine, but I expected more. I was too conscious of the person on screen being Natalie Portman doing a Jackie Kennedy impression, sometimes to the point that I felt (only momentarily, but repeatedly) like it could've been something out of a comedy sketch. Also, for whatever reason, that Camelot song annoyed the hell out of me. Not as good as Lana's 'National Anthem' video tbh.

  • The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compass

    ★★★

    One of my vast collection of films I've watched about a thousand times because I can stick it on in the background while I'm writing, doing some work, reading a magazine, cooking, cleaning etc and not really have to concentrate. It had the potential to be much better, but I don't actually think it stands up too badly next to the book, even with the altered ending. Some of the casting is good (Nicole Kidman and the Magisterium officials, especially…