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  • Capone

    Capone

    ★★

    In the opening credits, the text “IN ASSOCATION WITH” appeared and the names of five production companies followed. I thought to myself, “That's quite a lot”. This showed me it must have taken a lot of convincing, a lot of studio heads banding together, to allow filmmaker Josh Trank another project after his major Fantastic Four debacle.

    For those unaware, Trank was a monster during the production of 2015's Fantastic Four: he completely overdirected his cast by telling them when…

  • The Day of the Locust

    The Day of the Locust

    ★★

    I'm not sure what it was director John Schlesinger was trying to do or say by making parallels between the Golden Era of Hollywood and Nazi Germany but it's unassuredness certainly can be felt and observed. Perhaps this was a failure of adaptation though, considering The Day Of The Locust is based on the Nathanael West novel of the same name.

    Tod Hackett, the main protagonist, moves to Hollywood seeking inspiration for his painting and snags a job as a…

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  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    ★★

    Why is every movie from the '90s always so obviously a '90s movie?

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    "Well.

    ...

    That was weird."

    Don't you hate when people say that at the end of a film?

    Me too. It actually drives me crazy.

    But you know what?

    For the first time in my life ... I was actually brought to those words after I saw Under The Skin this afternoon. Though jokingly said, a part of me was serious. So let's talk about it, eh?

    Under The Skin is the third film by Jonathan Glazer in thirteen years.…