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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★★

    I get why some people really dislike Only God Forgives. The way it plays is almost like it is trying really hard to be artsy - and in most cases, this pretentiousness can be really off putting. I was never put off by the film, its visual style is impeccable and deeply captivating, it could even be argued that the film is carried by its visual strength. The fluidity of the camera and the gorgeous colours that fill the film…

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    ★★½

    I don't know what to make of Lizzie, on one hand the performances from Sevigny and Stewart are great and the material is fascinating, on a film making level it is a competently made film. But yet somehow it all doesn't come together. The slow pacing could have really worked, the way it handles the internal rage of the characters is splendid but it otherwise drags out its story far too long for not enough of a compelling drama. By…

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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    The Girl in the Spider's Web

    ★★½

    Let me start this off with a disclaimer, The Girl In The Spider's Web is my first exposure to Lisbeth Salander. Despite this, I was really looking forward to Spider's Web because of the talent attached and how good the trailers looked.

    The Girl In The Spider's Web is an okay film. There are moments in the film where it shows potential, but the screenplay's lack of focus and direction never allows it to reach them. It plays a bit…

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★½

    Carried entirely by Rami Malek's incredible performance and the music of Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is otherwise a very conventional movie biopic. Queen has been very experimental and innovative in the way they create music, something the film itself touches on, it is such a shame then that the film takes almost no risk or tries anything different. The way it presents Freddie Mercury's story is pretty standard, the film's direction almost always doesn't inspire, and certain editing choices feel so…