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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

    The names Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have been hard to miss in the field of computer animation over the past decade. The two have proven the marketability of their version of modern animated film art from their joint directing debut Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to The Lego Movie, which surprisingly turned out to be far more than just a promotional film for the Danish toy company. 

    The Mitchells vs the Machines is the duo's fourth collaboration with…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    Filmmaker Darius Marder delivers a confident and sensational feature film debut with this story featuring a drummer discovering that he's losing his hearing. The revelation promptly sends his life hurling into a downward spiral and Marder, who co-wrote the screenplay with his film composer brother Abraham, motivates the film with a distinctive and alarming style.

    Riz Ahmed's powerful portrayal as the central protagonist and drummer Ruben Stone, an ex-heroin addict and one half of the metal duo Blackgammon, dominates the…

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  • Gunda

    Gunda

    ★★★★½

    Stunningly shot in monochrome on a Norwegian farm, Gunda is an impressive unnarrated documentary that quietly observes farm animals' daily lives. Its soundtrack consists entirely of sounds emitted by the animals plus a few ambient noises. It is principally devoted to tracking the appellative pig and her playful piglets, with a supporting cast that includes a herd of cows and a flock of chickens, all of whom look magnificent. 

    Cinematographer Egil Håskjold Larsen shoots the animals in a manner that's…

  • In the Earth

    In the Earth

    ★★★

    Ben Wheatley's horror In the Earth attempts to balance themes of religion and science, a relationship of continued debate in philosophy and theology. It also returns the writer and director to the folk-horror roots of the marvellous Kill List, his most outstanding achievement in a changeable though largely inconsistent career. 

    It follows scientist Martin Lowery (Joel Fry) and park ranger Alma (Ellora Torchia) embarking on a  reconnaissance field mission in a fertile forested area outside of Bristol amid a subsequent…

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    So it's finally here, the reshot and retooled alternate version of the 2017 box office bomb Justice League. Now admittedly, Zack Snyder's films, along with those of Michael Bay, have never been able to fill me with joyous anticipation. Still, I've had protracted intentions of watching this after all the ridiculous and childish absurdities of the years of online campaigning of #ReleasetheSnyderCut. This campaign saw a loud and primarily obnoxious community insisting they were being denied access to a secret…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    1917 is an emotionally harrowing and memorable experience. It’s a movie in which Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) utilises long takes to give the impression of it being one continuous shot, as opposed to an authentic one-shot movie such as Sebastian Schipper’s magnificent Victoria. The trick/gimmick very quickly becomes subordinate however as the story itself is so absorbing, but it’s nonetheless an extraordinary feat, and the crew spent months harmonising shots and sequences so that everything would be…