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  • Titane

    ★★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★½

  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★½

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  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★

    Like 

    I get it, I really do, I get the whole found family thing, it’s like disarmingly touching for so much of it

    But also 

    What

  • Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills

    Halloween Kills, good gravy that’s a bad time at the cinema. It lacks any sort of urgency and sidelines its main character for practically the entire film in a story that doesn’t go anywhere, both plot-wise and literal movement wise. It’s just static throughout. The film is aiming for a mob mentality critique but does absolutely nothing with it, Michael is aimlessly just fucking about doing whatever for no reason, the kills are really, almost impressively boring (there isn’t even…

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  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★

    I’m properly baffled by the positive reaction to this one. I found Conjuring 3 to be dull throughout, lacking any scares at all (every scare is telegraphed way beforehand, with scares only ever occurring in the clearly set up “scary” set-pieces), and a lack of focus on its story. It’s not a true crime mystery, it’s not a very effective demon story, it’s not a thorough exploration of Ed and Lorraine’s relationship, and yet it tries to be all 3…

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★★

    There’s a genuine chance this ends up as my film of the year. From minute 1 right to its *astonishingly* brilliant finale (via that gorgeous forest sequence and THE STAIRCASE), it hooked me in entirely, far more of a tense thriller than it is a Bond film. LOVED IT.