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  • The Breakfast Club
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Let the Right One In
  • Donnie Darko

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  • Black Widow

    ★★★

  • Riders of Justice

    ★★★

  • The Truffle Hunters

    ★★

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★

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  • The Truffle Hunters

    The Truffle Hunters

    ★★

    Kind of surprised by the positive reviews for this. Eccentricity isn't necessarily charming or engaging, particularly when at times it felt extremely staged and very contrived. The decision to stick a GoPro camera on a truffle hunting dog, meanwhile, might have seemed quirky in the planning stage, but after only a few seconds the result was headache and vertigo inducing. There were often times when I was quite bored. The two stars are for the landscape, which was admittedly stunning.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    Utterly disorientating but still loads of fun - but if you can find a subtitled screening, grab the chance to find out what some of the characters were saying and maybe have a clearer idea of what the hell is going on in the first half of the film.

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  • American Animals

    American Animals

    It is hard to explain exactly why I took against this film - indeed, why I question whether it should ever have been made at all.

    Here we have four young men, so fixated on their entitlement to an adrenalin adventure that they exploit the lack of tight security in a library to steal rare and valuable books for money, in the process humiliating and terrifying a librarian.

    All four are, in different ways, completely self-centred and amoral, all very…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★

    Surprisingly, not nearly as terrible as I was expecting it to be