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  • Squid Game

    ★★★★½

  • Nerve

    ★★★★

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    ★★

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

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  • Nerve

    Nerve

    ★★★★

    Stunned by how much I enjoyed this! A super stylised single-night thriller that maintains a tone suitable for a younger audience whilst still ratcheting up the tension in genuinely exciting ways. It sinks its teeth right into that mid 2010's techno-fear mood, with pounding synths and a crisp selection of pop hits from that era. The film is soaked in neon and warped POV shots that lean into the kind of trashy social media exploitation that this story calls for,…

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    ★★

    The final ten minutes or so are pretty awesome, but I don't think it can totally make up for how subdued the rest of the film is. It moves pretty slowly for a an 80-minute film, and the kills being mostly off-screen is a big problem.

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★½

    The responses to Godzilla vs Kong are likely to vary depending on whether it was viewed at home from a streaming platform or in a theatre. The reason for this is that Adam Wingard has put together the most blockbustery blockbuster to fill the screen in a very long time. The film cuts out almost all of the narrative busywork that goes along with something as bombastic as this, focusing only on the barest of essentials to drive the story…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    This movie was my Anton Ego moment for film this year. By this, I mean that it resonated with me in such a profound way that it rocked me to my core and made me reconsider why the art that I love means to much to me. In the case of Into the Spider-Verse, I had to reconcile my love for both film and comic books in the same experience, a feeling which left me shaken through much of the…