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  • Bones and All

    ★★★½

  • The Menu

    ★★★★½

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★★

  • Barbarian

    ★★★★

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  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★½

    I enjoyed this more than I didn’t, but I found it a little too pedestrian for my liking. I’m not sure it needed the amount of time it takes to get to it’s ending, especially considering how much is left unsaid throughout the piece. Also, it didn’t drive home the cannibalism side of them enough, I never got the impression that they needed to eat humans to survive, there was never any jeopardy of them not getting any food.

    Michael…

  • The Menu

    The Menu

    ★★★★½

    The Menu is so good! A wonderfully shot Eat The Rich parable taken almost literally, with terrific performances from Taylor-Joy and Fiennes that complement proceedings perfectly. My only gripe is it runs out of steam toward the film’s end, but the journey there is fantastic.

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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.