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  • On the Count of Three

    ★★★★★

  • Speak No Evil

    ★★★★

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★½

  • The Woman in Black

    ★★★★★

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  • Speak No Evil

    Speak No Evil

    ★★★★

    Speak No Evil says a lot about our capacity for tolerance. Quietly gripping and unbearably unsettling, it shows how our willingness to suffer escalating liberties can ultimately prove our undoing. 

    On the back of this conceit it looks at how our feeble, incessant social acceptances strip away at our power to protect our loved ones as well as ourselves. And that was where things got really scary.

    There are few things as mortally suffocating as our own hopelessness in the…

  • The Dream Team

    The Dream Team

    ★★★★

    Four mental patients find themselves hopelessly adrift in New York City after their doctor is mugged and hospitalised. Thanks to astute performances, big laughs and surprisingly touching moments, you’ll find yourself genuinely rooting for them…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Christopher Nolan won’t make a bad film. The worst he’ll do is simply make another one. Tenet falls somewhere in between; a sumptuous, globe-trotting mega puzzle which for all its slick, brain bending action and narrative audacity, often teeters on the brink of self parody. Imagine a deathly humourless cross between Memento and Inception and you’re almost there.

    John David Washington is ‘The Protagonist’, a somber CIA operative embroiled in top secret international espionage. At the outset he is trying…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    Tasya Vos isn’t feeling herself. In fact, few people are in Brandon Cronenberg’s remarkable Possessor. 

    As played (with detached intensity) by Andrea Riseborough, Vos is an assassin but not in the traditional sense; using arcane equipment, Vos’ shadowy employers can transport her mind into that of an unknowing host and have her carry out these assassinations in their body. Job done, Vos forces the host to commit suicide and she’s outta there. 

    Her employer (quietly underplayed by the ageless Jennifer…