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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★½

    Beauty and the Beast and Meh.

    Takeaways:
    Luke Evans as Gaston is perfectly cast.
    Lumiere is terrific, so well done McGregor.
    Cockney-accented Mrs Potts grates like hell.
    Bill Condon directs a movie musical like he has no clue what a movie musical is.

  • Gun Crazy

    Gun Crazy

    ★★★★

    Pre-dates Bonnie & Clyde for almost two decades, and delivers a thrilling narrative, superb cinematography and amoral characterisation that's nearly as satisfying as Arthur Penn's masterpiece.

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  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    ★★★★★

    This is how the mental prism of our society works:
    15-year old boy having sex - OMG so fucking cool.
    15-year old girl having sex - nooo, BBFC, censor this shit.
    Controversial, yes, but wholly justified, disarmingly honest exploration of the teenage female psyche and burgeoning sexuality. It braves everything that your dastardly, gutless teenage movies have been circumventing for years, if not since the dawn of time. The Diary of a Teenage Girl grabs the sex issue by the…

  • Mommy

    Mommy

    ★★★★★

    It's about time we coin the cinematic term 'Dolanesque'. Mommy is, basically, How I Killed My Mother 2.0, but far more exhilarating, ebullient, vibrant, hard-hitting and ten times more heartbreaking - a blitzkrieg emotional drama of the highest calibre with towering turns from Dorval and Pilon. Above all, this is a fierce, audacious cinematic coup, fusing style, technique and dramatics into one magnificent creation, swiftly placing Dolan as one of the world's fiercely ingenuous filmmakers working today.

    Full review: www.themoviejerk.co.uk/film-reviews/cannes-2014-mommy/