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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “This is not going to go the way you think..." - Too right, Master Luke.


    Two years after The Force Awakens, Star Wars is back with The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson’s take on the franchise and the eighth instalment in the saga. Given Johnson’s penchant for character-driven movies and his sharp eye for a beautiful visual, anticipation was high for what he could do in the galaxy far, far away – and given the incredible success of the marvellous The…

  • 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.…

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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.…

  • Wonder

    Wonder

    ★★★★½

    What a nice movie Wonder is.


    It’s always a treat to sift through the countless bleak / all-action / grim / CGI / *insert dismal adjective here* movies and find one that is genuinely nice. Stephen Chbosky’s second novel adaptation (following The Perks of Being a Wallflower) delivers an uplifting and heart-warming movie that will leave only the lifeless unmoved.


    Crucially, it doesn’t totally drown in its own sentimentality.


    Fifth-grader Auggie Pullman (Tremblay) is just like any other boy –…