Tom Lawson
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  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

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    Thanks, I hate it

  • Burning

    Burning

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    Disappointed because this looked like it would be up my alley. Turns out it was up its own ass.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

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    Every once in a while, I'll stumble across a film which completely envelops me inside its world. The walls of the theatre and the sides of the screen disappear, and my mind is utterly entranced by the pictures and sound which play before me. It's a rare, magical experience, and Damien Chazelle's La La Land is one of those films. There's not a trace of cynicism in his musical romance, a sweet, showtune-filled love letter to Old Hollywood and the…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

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    I'd be beating a dead, pulpy, blood-soaked horse if I mentioned how goddamn gorgeous Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon is. But I'm going to anyway; this is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. Refn has delivered his new masterpiece, a caustic satire of the modelling industry, with sharp digital photography as razor-edged as the cold-blooded young women who've been chewed up and spat out by the industry they've dared to aim for. Anyone who thinks…