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  • Spider

    Spider

    ★★★★

    The mind perceives a simulation. Cronenberg's take on The Sixth Sense, where instead of the deceased enlightening the living, the living is still coming to terms with a dead past version of themselves. Underrated, like most of his work this century - he crafts some of his most intuitive imagery and ends up making his saddest since The Fly.

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ½

    Just before our screening, Jennifer Kent stood at the front of the theatre and stated that this was the most challenging film for her to make, and crucially, she branded it as her most important (not like there was much to choose from, but okay?). And from the opening scenes, you sense that this is a Serious Film, with its 1.33:1 ratio and its dim (non-existent) colour palette recalling The Witch's aesthetic and its liberal usage of "cunt" and its…

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    This is what happens when your franchise suffers a decade's worth of technological stagnation and chronically inept characterisation. No matter who reunited, kissed, hugged or died, I didn't feel a thing. And on top of that, there's no understanding of how to inventively direct action. I simply cannot understand how Marvel, with all their money and power and all the people supposedly behind their ideas, consistently fail to get fight scenes right in an ACTION MOVIE FRANCHISE.

    This movie is…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ½

    The Guardian, 5 stars.

    Little White Lies, 5 stars.

    The Telegraph, 5 stars.

    RogerEbert.com, 3.5/4 stars.

    Associated Press, "In fact, it's basically the same [as the original]. Isn't that what we all wanted anyway?"

    So this is how creativity dies. With thunderous applause.