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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Amélie
  • Pan's Labyrinth

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

  • Ali & Ava

    ★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    Sam Raimi presents: Stephen Multiverse

    For me, there are two key issues with your standard MCU joint: an unwillingness to give filmmakers creative freedom, and a devotion to setting up the next decade of products that leaves the bulk of their outings feeling more than a little disposable.

    As far as the first complaint goes, I'm happy to report that it's basically a non-issue here. Obviously there's some compromise between Raimi's instantly recognisable style and Marvel's studio-enforced brand synergy, but…

  • Ali & Ava

    Ali & Ava

    ★★★★

    Always up for Clio Barnard serving up a hearty portion of her lyrical, social-realist magic, and this is easily one of her best yet. Loved this a lot, Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook are unsurprisingly brilliant, with an effortless chemistry that made me fall in love with them as fast as they fell for each other. Has the sandpaper-tough edge that you'd expect from this kind of film but with so much heart and charm and so many moments of…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Full thoughts coming soon but this lives up to the hype and then some. Rosscore in its purest and most absolute form, and a film that I know I'll only love more over time.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    Oh my sweet pastel symmetrical god this was excellent. I remember the first time I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel (which this really feels like a companion piece to), and just being swept up in the huge bustling world that was unfolding in front of me. Obviously Wes Anderson has his unmistakable hallmarks but that one felt so much more intricate, dynamic and alive than anything else I'd seen of his. I've rewatched that film countless times and that still…