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  • A Bigger Splash

    A Bigger Splash

    A Bigger Splash is like a negroni cocktail; sweet, very strong and a little tough to swallow.

    Luca Guadagnino shows what an intricate player he is in this forensic, prepubescent version of Call Me by Your Name. He manages to draw everything out of his performers, starkly highlighted by Ralph Fiennes' expressive act. Dancing his way through the Italian islandscape, Ralph's melodic chops are directly contrasted by a wordless Tilda Swinton. That woman can do so much with just her…

  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Godfather Part II for Scooby Doo fans

    Nostalgic cinematism's apex, Monsters Unleashed has a much greater understanding of the source material than its predecessor. Returning to the roots of having a masked person behind the crime, as opposed to making monsters real. It's so meta that the plot sig-zags around the audience until we can't even tell how deep into the bizarre we really are.

    The cast is excellent; with Lillard turning Shaggy into his cartoon self, SMG going full…

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  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    Ah, horror, the sole genre that tries and succeeds to sell tickets based on its very nature. Being quite a big fan of James Wan's previous horror films; be it a gory bloodbath in Saw, tacky puppeteering in Dead Silence or suspenseful dread in Insidious - he always seems to find a balance between entertainment and fright. He likes to put his original ideas into motion and step away to watch another emulate his beginning - often with very disappointing…

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    Disney continues their, so far, torrid run of revitilizing lost properties to pad their already bloated catalogue. 

    After the sour attempts with Cinderella and Maleficent respectively, I largely gave up on these live-action re-imaginings and didn't even bother with the PR-disaster that was Mulan

    Enter Cruella - the puppy murdering psycopath that every child looked up to growing up (?). Embracing one's uniqueness has always been Disney's golden ticket appeal to the masses and in an era tinted by revolt…