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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    Chazelle's best film to date. Gosling's Armstrong is constantly cold in nature. Whilst this may feel slightly distancing for the audience, it only makes the emotional impact of what he and his family go through all the more hard-hitting.

    This quiet attitude works really well in regards to forming Foy's character of Janet, Neil's wife. As Neil becomes increasingly consumed by the Gemini and eventually Apollo missions, he becomes increasingly drawn away from what he holds most dear - his…

  • Private Life

    Private Life

    ★★★½

    Works as both an intimate family drama and a biting dark comedy. Hahn and Giamatti are exceptional.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    I have to say that 'Mother!' is one of the most incredible experiences that I've ever had in a cinema. Part biblical journey, part allegory for a world in decline, the message of the film is different to every viewer, and this is why I feel that it has been so polarising in terms of reviews. The intensity and sheer amount of the close-up shots which surround Jennifer Lawrence's character of "Mother" really allow you to note her skill as…

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★½

    I think what Fleischer has attempted to do here is create a film in the vein of Raimi's original 'Spider-Man' trilogy. That's the only explanation I can see behind this godawful script, which even the fine acting talent can't save. Whilst the light-hearted comedy (mostly) works for Raimi's coming-of-age films, it just doesn't here. 'Venom' tries to create a dark setting, yet it's constantly interspersed with an attempted youthful humour which never lands and feels completely forced. It really is…