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  • The Kings of Summer

    ★★★½

  • The Double

    ★★★½

  • No One Lives

    ★★★½

  • Somewhere

    ★★½

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  • Stoned

    Stoned

    ★★½

    ‘Really great costumes’ is the sort of comment that could win an award for damning with faint praise but is really all I have to say about this one. Brian Jones comes off as a selfish and cruel tosser which is by all accounts (and particularly Keith Richards’) completely accurate. By the end of the movie I was thinking: bring on the swimming pool. This is one for the die-hard Stones fans but I can at least count my girlfriend amongst their number.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★

    I enjoyed this film a lot but but by the end, I couldn’t convince myself that it had much of a point to make. Capitalist society spawns disproportionate greed, you say? Thanks for letting me know.

    This film is at is best when the script is tight, but some of its looser moments let it down and at three hours the stretch marks begin to show. Scorsese has directed some wonderful scenes that have relied on the cast’s improvisational skills…