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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    Superb drama about a man coping with losing his hearing while struggling with addiction, now finally available in the UK.

    The film brilliantly covers the disorientation, detachment and loneliness of losing one of your senses.

    Probably the best thing about the film is the sound. The design is extraordinary, and often makes the viewer hear like Ruben, played by Riz Ahmed, does, often before contrasting it with how it really sounds. The muffled sounds that accompany the scenes of deafness…

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★★

    Entertaining, powerful, fun and tense, Promising Young Woman is an excellent revenge thriller, finally released in the UK.

    The film tackles society’s attitudes to women who are victims of male predatory violence, but does so in a way that is thrilling, tense, exciting and funny.

    Carey Mulligan is amazing in this. She has a lot of ground to cover on this but does it well, playing sorrowful, chilling and sweet in equal measure.

    Her scene with Alfred Molina is superb…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    Entertaining and fun action sci-fi.

    Unlike a lot of these sort of films that play with time, it never gets that repetitive and although things do repeat, there is enough variation in it to keep things fresh each time. 

    It nicely build up the experiences for Bill Cage, played by Tom Cruise, so that we get to see what he has done before to see what he has to do to change it next time.

    The action is mostly good…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely fantastic Christopher Nolan-directed mystery drama, with a little bit of science fiction chucked in for good measure.

    I felt this almost works better as a rewatch. Although you don’t have the thrill of the big reveals at the end, you watch the film in a different way and I think you share Nolan’s delight in the way it all fits together when you know what is coming.

    I had forgotten how the timeline of the film jumps about so…