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  • The Exorcist
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • La La Land

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  • You Can Live Forever

    ★★★★½

  • The Courtroom

    ★★★★

  • Blaze

    ★★★½

  • We Might As Well Be Dead

    ★★½

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  • You Can Live Forever

    You Can Live Forever

    Tribeca Festival 2022


    You Can Live Forever was one of the movies I was anticipating ahead of Tribeca mainly due to its intriguing premise - two teenage girls begin a secret relationship in a strict Jehovah’s Witness community. Anwen O’Driscoll’s Jaime is sent to live temporarily with her Jehovah’s Witness relatives following the passing of her father. During a Witness meeting, she is immediately drawn to Marike (Laporte), the daughter of a prominent Witness elder, and from there, the two…

  • The Courtroom

    The Courtroom

    Tribeca Festival 2022


    Lee Sunday Evans’ The Courtroom is a drama adapted from an off-Broadway production that was itself adapted verbatim from court transcripts. The case in question is that of Elizabeth Keathley (played here by Villanueva), a Filipina immigrant who mistakenly registers to vote while on a K3 visa, a crime punishable by deportation. Along with her husband John (Chernus) and unabating lawyer Richard Hanus (Linda Powell in a gender-swapped role), Elizabeth must fight back against US law in…

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  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    “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.…