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  • The Harder They Fall

    ★★★½

  • Double Indemnity

    ★★★★½

  • Twilight's Last Gleaming

    ★★★½

  • Luca

    ★★½

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  • His House

    His House

    ★★★★

    Bol (Sope Dirisu), his wife Rial (Wunmi Musaku) and their daughter Nyagak (Malaika Abigaba) are fleeing the mind-bending horrors of the civil war in South Sudan, and heading for the UK. During the English Channel portion of their exodus, the motorboat in which they and dozens of other refugees are crammed capsizes. Bol and Rial are rescued; their daughter drowns in the ink-black water, along with most of the other refugees.

    A few months into their spell at a detention…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

    We're somewhere around the late 19th century, and two men are about to embark upon a four-week stint in a lighthouse on a remote, rocky outcrop just off the New England coast. Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) is the younger man, the novice, a former logger looking to change the course of his career for reasons he doesn't want to divulge. Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) is the older man, the veteran wickie, a farting, cursing, former career seafarer forced back ashore…

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  • Dredd

    Dredd

    ★★★★

    About a million years ago (1980-85ish), when I was a boy, I bought a comic each and every week called 2000AD. And I loved it. I mean, properly LOVED it. The flagship strip in this publication was (and all these years later, remains) Judge Dredd. The titular lead character (his name, a play on that of novelty UK ska/reggae artist Judge Dread - who himself lifted the moniker from a Prince Buster tune - although there any similarity ends, absolutely)…

  • Chronicle

    Chronicle

    ★★★★

    Awkward loner Andrew (Dane DeHaan, soon to appear as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is invited by his more affable cousin Matt (Alex Russell, Bait, Carrie) to go to a party, to help cheer him up. Andrew has problems at home; his mother is dying of cancer, the cost of her medication has become prohibitive, and his dad is an abusive drunk. Andrew brings with him the bulky old video camera he's been using of late to document...…