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  • The Land of Steady Habits

    The Land of Steady Habits

    ★★½

    An amiably watchable film, which really lurches towards trying to have some kind of resolution.

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★½

    Another Fincher classic. The sheer tension sustained through the third act is just stunning.

  • American Animals

    American Animals

    ★★★★

    An excellent blending of fiction and nonfiction, with some genuinely tense moments. Barry Keoghan is such a compelling actor to watch, and he's given a lot to work with.

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    ★★★★

    Concisely told with sharp characterisation and a lot of heart. It admirably restrains itself from a full on assault on gay conversion therapy, allowing it to come out in its characters.

  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    ★★½

    Compelling in moments, but ultimately the affected narration grates and there's an unconscionable amount of filler for a documentary that's already only 90 minutes.

  • My Man Godfrey

    My Man Godfrey

    ★★★★

    A pretty damn great screwball comedy.

  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    ★★★★

    You genuinely would not believe, if you had watched Hearts Of Darkness first, that Apocalypse Now could ever be what it is today. You also wouldn't believe that Coppola would restore the plantation scene, but there we go.

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★★½

    Utterly captivating - some beautiful cinematography, loving the Academy ratio framing, and my god you just can't take your eyes off Joanna Kulig.

  • The Only Living Boy in New York

    The Only Living Boy in New York

    ★½

    Let's not, yeah?

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★

    A couple of minor issues aside - Patrice's character, the incredibly on-the-nose Trump allusions in the main body of the film - I really enjoyed this. A tight balancing act of tone, and the final montage left a stunned silence in the room to an extent I don't think I've seen before.

  • Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories

    ★★½

    I really wanted to like Ghost Stories more than I did, in the end. It just didn't engage me. A lot of that comes down to the incredibly murky lighting, which is reaching for dark but just mangles it. The individual stories aren't massively compelling, and as clever as the conclusion is, it trips over itself in the process. Maybe it just needs another watch.

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    ★★★½

    This really caught me by surprise, actually. I thought I was on board when they used a Confidence Man track, but I was definitely on board with the line "you're still in love with that Bon Iver wannabe". Lana Condor is quietly brilliant, as are most of the rest of the cast, and the whole thing surrounds itself in a personable charm.