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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★★

    SONY. Cinema
    16:9 + 2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex + Redcode RAW (8K)
    12A

    ”Peter Parker here to pick up a passport please!”

    The aesthetic is still classic MCU schlock but the heart is intensified and the humanity ever so endearing. Zendaya is wonderful and elevates all things engagement. Gyllenhaal impresses tenfold with a wonderfully subverted performance. Superbly balances coming of age bliss with weighted traumatic emotional fallout.

    79

    FULL REVIEW AT NERDLY UK

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    IFC + A24. Cinema
    2.00:1
    Color 
    Redcode RAW (8K)
    18

    ”Welcome, and happy Midsommar. Skål!”

    Ari Aster is two for two in crafting glorious horror masterpieces with Hereditary and now Midsommar. The latter is spellbinding majestic provocative horror at its most dire and gleeful best. Florence Pugh is nothing short of stunning, evoking what is potentially the most provoking display of grief I've witnessed on screen. Aster’s use of the camera is exhilarating with the cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski a key component to the films overall impact.

    95

    FULL REVIEW AT NERDLY UK

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  • Annabelle Comes Home

    Annabelle Comes Home

    ★★★★★

    Warner Bros. Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    ”What else did you touch?”

    The most evocative, frightening and intense entry in the Conjuring Universe yet. Annabelle Comes Home is a perfect culmination of the series and and try that makes it it's own and not a constant barrage of referential tie-ins. McKenna Grace as Judy Warren holds this film altogether like glue with a terrific scene-stealing performance 

    87

    FULL REVIEW AT NERDLY UK

  • Anna

    Anna

    ★★

    Summit. Cinema
    2.35:1
    Color 
    Codex
    15

    ”If it wasn't for me you'd be on the streets turning tricks for meals”

    A tired and problematic film from an equally as problematic director. Anna is mildly interesting but so much is dull grovel. Sasha Luss throws herself into the role but its clear she needs one or two ’bit parts’ to feel more comfortable and natural. The writing of why she needs a dick to be happy is just one of many issues.

    40

    FULL REVIEW AT NERDLY UK

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    Disney + Lucasfilm. Vue Extreme Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color 
    35mm + 65mm + Codex
    12
    2D

    “Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to. That's the only way to become what you are meant to be”

    Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi is a bitterly disappointing, flat, tiresome, and ultimately disastrous attempt at wanting to stand out against the norm. The tone is completely utterly wrong for such a massively important episode in a franchise that needs to go darker…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    Disney + Marvel. Cinema
    2.39:1
    Color 
    Codex
    12a

    “In time, you will know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right. Yet to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives”

    Avengers: Infinity War is an incredibly ballsy film, far more so than the recent controversy surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It doesn’t evolve storytelling, or filmmaking for that matter. If you’re an avid fan of the franchise you won’t find…