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  • Journeyman

    Journeyman

    ★★★½

    Am I the boxer or the bag?

    Directed by and starring Paddy Considine, Journeyman follows middleweight champion Matty Burton (Considine) as he suffers a devastating head injury in his final match that changes his life and the life of his wife Emma (Whittaker). Retiring a champion, the able fighter now has to adapt to a much different life as Emma and their young daughter struggle to get to grips with their new, unexpected lifestyle.


    Whereas most boxing movies tell the…

  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete

    ★½

    Anyone else sing Bill Withers at the mere mention of this movie? Just me? Fine.

    45 Years director Andrew Haigh returns with horse-based drama Lean on Pete, teaming with indie heroes A24 and a very decent cast. After taking a job at a local horse track to earn some much-needed money, fifteen-year-old Charley (Plummer) strikes a connection with aging racehorse Lean on Pete. Upon hearing Pete is due for slaughter, Charley runs away with Pete crossing the new American frontier…

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  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    ½

    “I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”

    Snigger. It’s a daft line.


    Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.


    The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    Compelling, rich and deep.

    That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.


    Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.


    It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…