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  • Cry-Baby
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  • Diana

    ★★★★

  • Scarface

    ★★★★★

  • Arrival

    ★★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    A thoroughly unnerving portrait of solitude and selfhood, The Lighthouse overwhelms you with its visuals and sounds while posing a puzzle to the audience in its narrative that it ultimately fails to answer.

    The first compliment I have to pay to The Lighthouse is that is a very atmospheric film, perhaps one of the best I’ve ever seen at creating an unnerving quality and building on it throughout the entire runtime. A dimly lit black-and-white affair set on an isolated…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Reminding us of why it’s sometimes better for the audience to remain fooled, The Prestige lays bare just how far two feuding magicians are willing to go in search of the perfect trick.

    It’s a risky move to begin the film with the culmination of everything that came before it - Borden killing Angier - but Christopher Nolan’s choice pays off. Just like a magician will tell you what you’re about to see - “I’m going to plunge myself into…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    An interesting interpretation of the life of a revered icon, Elvis attempts to tackle the outsize legend of Elvis Presley with mixed results.

    At first, I didn’t think Austin Butler looked much like Elvis, but he did grow on me as the film went on and I immersed myself more in the story. I definitely think he had the voice of Elvis down-pat, as well as the on-stage mannerisms, which certainly helped in getting the audience to buy into him…

  • Last Seen Alive

    Last Seen Alive

    ★★★★★

    A film deserving far more than the 2.5 average it’s currently sitting at on Letterboxd at time of writing, Last Seen Alive is a gripping thriller that delivers constant suspense, fleshed-out characters and some impressive technical achievements in just 95 minutes of runtime.

    I'm not going to write an essay for this film like I do for most reviews, but I will say this is pretty much a faultless film IMO as it just has so many things going for…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    A bountiful feast for the senses, Dune weaves its breathtaking visuals and tremendous score together with a riveting story to deliver a film not just in contention for the best release of 2021, but one that may well comprise the science-fiction-film canon in years to come.

    Adapted from the monumental Dune series of novels that were written by Frank Herbert and published over the span of two decades - a franchise that has long been on my list of books…

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★★

    A heartwarming coming-of-age story, CODA uses it’s unique narrative to deliver a film worthy of being considered amongst the best releases this year.

    Already somewhat of an outcast due to working in her family’s fishing business, Ruby is further stigmatised by being the namesake of the movie - a CODA, or child of deaf adults. Dealing with bullying at school and tension at home - ranging from trivial issues like the family unwittingly making too much noise while she is…