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  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Dogtooth

  • Godzilla

  • Ghost in the Shell

    ★★★

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  • Super 8

    Super 8

    ★★★★

    STORY 1
    CHARACTERS 1
    VISUALS 2
    PRODUCTION 2
    ATTRACTION 2

    8/10

  • Foe

    Foe

    ★★★

    Criticised quite a lot, but I thought it had a solid sci-fi concept expertly intertwined with the relationships. All that underpinned by good performances and cinematography.

    However the leads should’ve stayed Irish…

    STORY 2
    CHARACTERS 1
    VISUALS 1
    PRODUCTION 1
    ATTRACTION 1
    6/10

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  • The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window

    ★½

    A film beset by production problems that unfortunately impact what’s on screen. Picked up by Netflix, I was hoping for a Hitchcockian slice of cinema in the guise of the likes of Gone Girl before it.

    Director Joe Wright fails to offer anything cohesive here, and worst of all anything of interest other than a couple of visual flourishes. The plot is contrived, which wouldn’t be a problem with better fare (see Vertigo), but it also fails to feel satisfactory…

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    ★★★½

    Found this to be a pleasant surprise driven mainly by the excellent Stephen Graham, stress inducing atmosphere and well executed one shot approach.

    It flows seamlessly from moment to moment, peppering you with insight into the day to day and the bubbling emotions under the surface. The way it bounces between characters is expertly crafted and is well underpinned by realistic performances.

    Graham in particular continues to excel and is the emotional driver throughout but one of the stand out…

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