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  • Carnage: Swallowing the Past

    Carnage: Swallowing the Past


    I'm sure Simon Amstell didn't intend Carnage to feel like a Brass Eye episode on veganism without the laughs, but that's what it is.

    I've no issue with the veganism arguments in the film, but the execution was terrible. I like Amstell but tonally it was a mess. Condescending, funny in all the wrong places and playing up to every vegan stereotype going. Probably just a bad idea for a comedian who deals in abrasive mockery to try and sincerely convince people to change their lifestyles.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird


    A film so true that even though it happened to a fictional character quite different to you, it feels like a memory of a profound moment in your life.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road


    There aren’t enough expletives or adjectives to express quite how much you need to see Fury Road.

    Its brutal war-torn world, built on the liquid viscera of blood, milk and oil, is a dystopia; but the future that Max (Hardy) and Furiosa (Theron) are fighting for feels gloriously utopian.

    It’s not just the visuals – a fire and brimstone hellscape conjured by Miller and DoP John Seale – that feel shockingly new, but the film’s politics. Fury Road is righteously,…

  • Ant-Man



    Ant-Man is a tricky one to pin down, and for me a lot of it is because I'm wondering what Edgar Wright's vision would have been like. And not necessarily in the more obvious sense of how his vision would have *looked* because we all know the answer to that: fast cuts, clever wipes et. al.

    No, the real area where I miss his influence is in the acting. He's renowned for getting great comic performances out of his cast,…