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  • Cronos

    Cronos

    ★½

    “You can't go to heaven like this.”

    Guillermo Del Toro’s debut feature, Cronos, displays a lot of the same problems he still has today. The film seems to be based around a really great idea but unfortunately completely lacks in character and any actual interesting story. This becomes apparent around halfway through after a solid setup before the film runs out of steam right up to the finale. Our lead isn’t at all interesting and the young girl utterly pointless.…

  • Climax

    Climax

    ★★★½

    “It’s a nightmare.”

    Hypnotic insanity - Climax is a showcase for incredible direction and stellar camera work that slowly builds and descends into madness. In many ways it reminds me of Aronofsky’s mother!, a film that grabs you by the throat and attempts to suffocate you for the entire final act, but this wasn’t quite as anxiety inducing as I wanted.

    I found the final scene all in red to be draining in an unintentional way - less uncomfortable and…

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  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ½

    "Why are you doing this to us?"

    If I don't care one bit about any of the characters in a home invasion film and feel next to no suspense or horror at all, is there really any point to it?

    I get it, there's a very obvious message about violence in film here, but, to put it bluntly, it's complete trash, so once again, is there really any point? There's a real garbage "finger-wagging" type mentality here and director Michael…

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★

    "Goodbye, old friend."

    Second viewing - no chance in score.

    I had to give this a second watch before it left the cinema and I'm happy to say that I enjoyed it even more this time around. I guess already knowing that the terrible jokes were coming helped and I picked up on a lot more small details and easter eggs, too. On top of this I even enjoyed the main family story more, and, of course, the fights were…