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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    ★★★★

    Bryan Singer is back to clean up the mess left behind by Brett Ratner, and in that regard, he succeeds with bravoure. However, the real beauty of this film is how earthbound and character-driven it is. Sure, we get a couple of sensational set-pieces, but for the most part, the narrative is restraint and focused, never taking its eye off the ball, and always building emotion to make the viewer actually care once the carnage ensues. All performances are of…

  • Thesis

    Thesis

    ★★★½

    Alejandro Amenábar's cinematic debut was made on a shoe-string budget when he was still in film school, and tells the tale of a female high schooler and her journey into darkness, as she investigates a series of snuff productions for her thesis.

    This is certainly an imperfect and flawed film. The ending is quite conventional, the plot points are at times obviously contrived to push the narrative forward, and the editing is sometimes visibly offbeat and out of rythm. However,…