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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • Studio 666

    ★★

  • Magic Spot

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Rarely has a title been more appropriate. This genre hopping, maximalist masterpiece truly does leave the viewer like they’ve just seen everything everywhere all at once. It is an overwhelming experience, both during and after, but a superlative one also. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll think and you’ll feel. Truly, it is everything that you want blockbuster filmmaking to be.

    It feels odd to classify the film as a blockbuster, but in scale and sheer cinematic audacity, it certainly is.…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    The Twin Geeks Review

    If the multiverse is as this film says it is, there will be a universe somewhere in which this film is good. After all, the film introduces the idea that if you can, or have, dreamed it then it exists somewhere (a tantalising promise the film does not deliver on). When watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, viewers will constantly be yearning for, dreaming of perhaps, the film that almost exists, the good version…

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  • Studio 666

    Studio 666

    Mileage will vary on how much impact a couple of solid horror scenes have. The words chainsaw and flesh-sack (I guess that's a word) come to mind as the film's positive elements. That aside, there's little here bar an over reliance on a presumed audience relationship with Dave Grohl.

    The presumption is a fair one. One of music's most enduringly popular public figures and the leading member of one of modern music's most celebrated bands. The issue is me. I'm…

  • Lux Æterna

    Lux Æterna

    ★★★

    You can easily intellectualise about Noé’s Lux Aeterna. The way it throws up philosophies on films from key male ‘auteurs’, quotations asserting directorial control and importance, while also showing a film set as collaborative chaos is satisfying. It’s more of a tacit message, though, a background to the film’s real purpose: hurting your eyes and ears.

    So far, Noé is at his best when wielding cinema as a confrontational and abrasive tool. He is at his worst when he matches…

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★

    As an English Literature teacher who has taught Shakespeare’s Macbeth for seven years, my perspective on adaptations will differ to most. While I understand that Joel Coen’s turn is a striking piece of cinema full of good actors saying pretty words, and certainly is cinematic (on a visual level), it is a lukewarm adaptation that is often at odds with the strength of the source material. Coen’s Macbeth feels like what people think Shakespeare is: an arch, arty thing to…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    The Twin Geeks Review

    Usually, it's easy to review a Wes Anderson film. Really, it's as simple as employing a flow-chart: do you like Wes Anderson films? If yes, you will like this one, now read on for a breakdown of what flavour of Wes this is; if no, you will not like this movie. This time, it is not so simple. You see, I love Wes Anderson films. I've seen them all and have found things to love in…