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  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    ★★★½

    It's ground-breaking, i'll give it that.

  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★★★★

    It begins when a curious occurrence plays out between three identical strangers. The fact that all three lived in such close proximity was just another weird coincidence that made the situation that much more strange. Eddie, Bobby and David were born on the same day in July 1961 and, as we find out early on, were triplets. Separated at birth and growing up without their brothers, this was an isolated incident that could be analysed and compared, begging for an…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Based on the west coast streets, with the orange haze and branded bill-boards, Nightcrawler comes out of the dark with a sordid capitalist tale to tell. Starring a wide-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, videographer of the LA boulevards, it’s a name he won’t let you forget. He captures the bloody crimes that dominate the morning television screens across the local area. Leeching off the ills of society, his role is needed because it makes money. His “professional” and guide-to-success…

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★½

    No music and little dialogue introduce brothers Mark (Tatum) and Dave (Ruffalo) Schultz. The dance of wrestlers, grabbing and holding each other in pin-downs and body-throws, prove their intimate knowledge of each other’s physicality. A combination of Bennett Miller’s considered direction and the actor’s commitment ensure that their relationship is deeply personal and wholly authentic. Foxcatcher is rooted in the world of wrestling, whereby the support of John Du Pont (Steve Carrell) gave security to athletes determined to be the…