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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★

    I can see many really liking it, it’s just not what I would like to see with this material. Elizabeth Moss was good and I can imagine many saying it’s ‘career best’ from her, but in truth it’s very similar to her portrayal of Catherine in Alex Ross Perry’s Queen of Earth from 2015, yet no way near as good.

    It’s well made and pretty slick and also does some things really well, like the way it utilised space for…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★

    Well I’m not sold on this retread, and somewhat surprised at the MASTERPIECE cries I’ve been reading.

    It’s certainly correct to not view this as a remake, more a reworking, as they’re hugely different in just about every way possible, other than the very basics of the story.

    Guadagnino utilises sound design, editing and camerawork to usher in some eerily exquisite moments and sublime tonal shifts. His stylings reminded me at times of Ari Aster’s work on Midsommar, in fact…

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    As a film fan, one of the biggest issues you have to deal with is expectancy. With 'Boyhood' I made the choice to skip it at the cinema and wait for general release. During the intervening months however its been bombarded with all kinds of praise, the kind of adulation usually reserved for true Hollywood classics. When the moment arrived to finally see it I had to keep my expectancy levels very firmly under control. I needn't have bothered though,…

  • Marketa Lazarová

    Marketa Lazarová

    ★★★★★

    You've heard people say "it's a hard film to put into words", I'm guilty of using the phrase too on occasion, so I'm gonna use it here too lol, it's a hard film to put into words, as a result it's more of a rambling than a review...

    When I first saw this movie it was a mere 18 months ago, and my initial thoughts were ones of confusion, wonder, disbelief and elation.

    - Confusion as to the fact that…