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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Although pitched for the award season, and expect some nods in the direction of the lady of the hour, The Favourite is as outrageously entertaining as a farce as it is a skewing of its figures, it’s setting and the very concept of award bait drama.

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  • Overlord

    Overlord

    ★★★★

    Overlord is so stripped down and enjoyable as far as B-movies go that even if there isn’t much more to say about it besides what it presents, and the fun time it has with what it’s afforded and the cast on hand gives it such an enthusiastic boost. It’s a creative amusement that guarantees and delivers on exactly what it promises.

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  • Colette

    Colette

    ★★★★

    Although only depicting the beginnings of a long and healthy career, Colette is a multi-layered and arresting character study – a celebration of a life. It’s unexpectedly dense in its melange of themes concerning class, culture and femininity and leaves the audience chewing on it as the performances cover the heavy lifting duties.

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  • Outlaw King

    Outlaw King

    ★★★

    Outlaw King isn’t a great film, and a step down after the astonishing Hell or High Water for Mackenzie, but its workable in the kind of way a film like this might have been made nearly two decades ago and succeeds and falls short on those merits.

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  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★★

    The film sustains anxiety in the unknown, and the film has many genuinely frightening and unsettling moments throughout thanks to incredible editing and sound design. While not every element of the film fits together perfectly, they are very much artistic liberties and means to an end that only add to a film that is very open to further reading; in particular an ending which may leave many to decide on whichever context it bares itself to. The Babadook is a…

  • Prisoners

    Prisoners

    ★★★★

    Besides a climactic third act that ties things up a little tighter than anticipated, this is a more than solid enough crime thriller with great performances to boast. The "what if?" scenario of a Stieg Larson style villain entering the real world is compelling if not totally convincing by the end, but its the character focus and deconstruction that really sets this one apart. Its a much darker and more morally questionable film than you'd ever expect it to be, and yet another example of Hollywood trying to catch up to the quality of the latest Nordic drama phase. At least, this is done well.