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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★

    Gaga's best performances, ranked.

    1. American Horror Story: Hotel
    2. Paparazzi video
    3. A Star Is Born (2018)
    4. Meat Dress, VMA (2010)

    In short, she's great in this, but a few electric concert performances aside, this film has been wildly overpraised and is so visually uninspired. Ally's trajectory from a soulful Janis Joplin styled belter to a vapid Dua Lipa clone singing about butts is crushingly disappointing and an obscenely gravel voiced Cooper never fully convinces as a man…

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★½

    If Beale Street Could Talk shows yet again that the most pervading cinematic influence on Barry Jenkins are the films of Wong Kar-wai and its cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Colours are ripe and sumptuous with characters framed in intimate close ups while tobacco wisps and lilting jazz billow in the air, the camera crawling slowly between bodies and faces. Beale Street is intoxicating, romantic, powerful and devastating. Jenkins is a master filmmaker.

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  • Brazil

    Brazil

    ★★★★★

    Sure, Gilliam can often be a messy and frustrasting director, his films frequently overstuffed and overwhelmed from a surfeit of bold visual ideas. His last film Parnassus is a mad, visually exuberent folly. But I adore this film - from the Orwellian satire to the gorgeous noir-ish set design. It remains one of Gilliam's most visionary works. A masterpiece.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    So I think the sight of Henry Cavill's moustache got me pregnant.