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  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

    ★★

    There's something very forced about the writing and it's hard to judge what is more annoying, Hoffman's turgid dialogue or Thompson's embarrassing performance. This kind of movie really needs at least one likeable or relatable character. Two or three chuckles and a terrific cameo by Adam Driver.

  • The Bishop's Wife

    The Bishop's Wife

    ★★½

    Cosy film which I mistakenly watched several days after Christmas. Grant goes through the motions, and it's testament to his unique and immense skills that his angel character stays (barely) the right side of creepy. Niven is very good and steals every scene; Loretta Young is not.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★

    A high-wire juggling act by Bong, who bounces between genres with utter confidence. Funny, sweet, surprising, horrific and did I mention funny? If I see an ensemble gel more beautifully this year, I will be surprised.

  • Mirai

    Mirai

    ★★½

    I was disappointed how derivative of earlier anime this felt. The animation was predictably dazzling, the plot appealing but the kid got on my nerves.