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  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Heat
  • Drive
  • The Big Lebowski

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★½

  • Tenet

    ★★★½

  • True Romance

    ★★★

  • La La Land

    ★★★★★

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★½

    Why is it that watching a courtroom drama can often feel so daunting? Maybe their lower associated cost of production has led to an over-saturation of lower quality law serials and courtroom spin-off episodes for TV colouring our opinions, or maybe its because contemporary audiences find the genre a bit stale; have we really seen it adapt much since its cinematic inception? Did we really see the best it had to offer all the way back in 1957 with Lumet’s…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    For better or for worse, Tenet is everything we had hoped it would be and more. Much like Guy Richie’s recent return to the world of low stakes London gang narratives, it was great to see Christopher Nolan returning to the oeuvre that first put him on the map. The problem is that it’s very easy to misunderstand quite why we liked these bodies of work so much in the first place.

    Nowadays, we often hear phrases like “style over…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Whilst the musical genre had never really disappeared, it is clear to see that it is undergoing a modern resurgence, at the centre of which sits La La Land as a benchmark of quality. The film is a poetic musical that seems to effortlessly layer charm atop technical achievement.

    La La Land tells the story of a developing romance through imagery and music - very little is explicitly exposed to us through dialogue, allowing the film’s emotional through-line to resonate deeply…

  • Rush

    Rush

    ★★★★

    Rush presents a compact narrative overview of the historic rivalry between formula 1 legends Nikki Lauda and James Hunt; a true story that seems almost perfect for Hollywood adaptation.

    Rush feels to primarily be a character drama, it never seems to become a kitsch period piece, nor does it lean too much on its racing scenes as a crutch. Whilst the film goes out of its way to make sure you don’t need to be a fan of the sport…