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  • Magnolia
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Unforgiven
  • The Thing

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  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

  • Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

  • Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

  • Hotel Artemis

    ★★★★

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

    From the studio that brought you The Leftovers (But Not As Good) now comes... The Americans (But Not As Good)!

    Joking aside, this was pretty good fun. Definitely on the brighter/breezier side of Marvel's output, which was quite welcome at this point in time. The plot is definitely nonsense, and it probably lacks a memorable/stand-out moment, but it's enjoyable enough throughout.

    Flo Pug and David Harbour are clearly having a great time, and I really liked the found-family dynamic at…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

    Ruthlessly effective top class sci-fi. No notes.

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  • Apostasy

    Apostasy

    ★★★★

    Horrible. Horrible horrible horrible. And brilliant.

    An exposé of family life in the world of Jehovah's Witnessess, written and directed by someone who used to be one of them. It's a stark and suffocating picture, depicting what amounts to a large-scale religious cult; one that controls its members to a frightening, Orwellian degree; where escape is made emotionally impossible. It includes one development that made me audibly yell out loud, aghast at what I was seeing.

    Brilliant performances from the…

  • Hotel Artemis

    Hotel Artemis

    ★★★★

    *watches Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day and Sterling K Brown all dressed to the nines sassing/flirting with one another*

    Me: is it my fucking birthday?

    Absurd how much I enjoyed this. It never quite makes that final leap to greatness, but there's nothing about it I didn't enjoy.

    A lot of moving parts, but everything is delivered with sublime efficiency and economy, so it all sings and makes an impact. A knowing cult/sci-fi thriller with superb production design, a dazzlingly eclectic cast, simple-but-effective world-building, and all at a tight 90 mins. Yes yes yes.