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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    "There was purification in punishment. Not 'Forgive us our sins,' but 'Smite us for our iniquities' should be the prayer of a man to a most just God." - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Steeped in a sensationalist, media-driven culture of thwarted prayer and wanton worship, Reverend Ernst Toller dares to question, 'Can God Forgive Us?'. It is with this sentiment, coupled with the notion that punishment is both damning and rewarding, tethered as it inevitably is to…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Following the events of Rogue Nation, the IMF team reunite to prove once again that there is nothing Tom Cruise will not do to get an authentic shot. It is this passion for authenticity, coupled with the outrageous talents exhibited both in front of and behind the camera, that render Fallout not only a technical marvel, but also a relentless action thrillride with a surprisingly understated beating heart at its core.

    The cast is truly on top form here, with…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    ‘My name is Max. My world is fire, and blood.’

    In the midst of huge Avengers: Age of Ultron success as the inception of the summer movie season , audiences are presented with Mad Max: Fury Road, the continuation of George Miller’s universally adored action trilogy (maybe with the exception of Beyond Thunderdome). In contrast to general audiences who may perceive this as a reboot of the franchise, this is a continuation of the original trilogy, although the director himself…

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

    ★★★★★

    I am stunned. Literally. 'Steve Jobs' is utterly incredible. The performances of the stellar cast are undeniably amazing. Fassbender, of course, is Oscar-worthy. He deserves to be remembered for this performance for years to come. I didn't even recognise Kate Winslet; she encapsulates her character so perfectly. Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels both give brilliant performances, as does the supporting cast.

    Of course, the dialogue is excellent, as we've all come to anticipate from his highness, Aaron Sorkin. Don't even get me started with Danny Boyle's direction.

    What a wonderful masterpiece of filmmaking.