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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★

    The Florida Project - 6.5/10

    The story of an impoverished Mother and Daughter who are struggling to get by, living in the shadows of Disney Land in Florida.

    It's quite an odd film and it's very unconventional in the way its directed. At times it feels like there isn't a script and you're just watching everyone improvise. It almost has a fly-on-the-wall feel to it and the garish purple motel in which it is set is actually real. They kept…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    A Quiet Place - 8/10

    Another 'monster with a catch' movie that follows in the footsteps of some classic monster movies, but brings its own high concept tropes to the table. In Tremors we had underground monsters that sensed your vibrations. In Predator we had a high tech Alien that could only see body heat. In Trollhunter we had trolls who could sniff out your religious beliefs. Here we have blind creatures who will strike you down if you make…

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  • Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories

    ★★★★

    Ghost Stories - 8/10

    A well written, finely crafted British horror film which is genuinely creepy. It feels like such a long time since we've had a film like this. I think any horror enthusiast who grew up on 70's/80's horror will enjoy it.

    There are a few splashes of dark humour here and there and the casting is superb. Paul Whitehouse was a particularly inspired piece of casting. He is such a talented character actor. I would love to…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★½

    Ready Player One - 5.5/10

    There's a fantastic set piece about half way through that is the clear highlight of this film. Up until that, I was really struggling to get into it. The plot is generic and flimsy, the leads are bland and uninteresting and the action is often quite messy.

    It wasn't quite the pop culture reference onslaught that I feared. All the nods and references are really well handled and they don't rub too many of them…