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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Fargo
  • Blue Velvet
  • Stop Making Sense

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  • Titane

    ★★★★

  • Paper Moon

    ★★★★★

  • West Side Story

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

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  • Nitram

    Nitram

    ★★★½

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

    Uncomfortable and unsettling, Nitram matched my expectations as the kind of movie that makes your stomach churn. For a film with a significant and glaring lack of violence, the dread in this is masterfully built as the film gets closer and closer to its inevitable conclusion.

    My one gripe with this movie is that I think it goes too far at the end. The last shot we see of "Nitram" (the character, not the movie) is him pulling out the…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    Goddamn.

    It might be sacrilege to say this, but I don't care: I think this is better than the 1961 film. This is coming from someone who worked backstage on our high school's production of it, someone who by the end of that production knew every word, every line off by heart because we had to sit through so many rehearsals.

    There are a lot more dialogue-focused scenes, the order of some of the songs are switched around, they give…

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  • Shrek Retold

    Shrek Retold

    ★★★★★

    "Experience" is a word many critics try and stay away from. It's their job to prove what makes it an "experience", and more importantly, what kind of experience it is.

    So, I ask of you to forgive me as I start my review with this: My god, was that an experience.

    Featuring over two hundred creators, Shrek Retold does something that nobody even asked for: A shot-for-shot remake of the 2001 Academy Award-winning feature film starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy,…

  • Stardust

    Stardust

    If you want to watch a film that pays respect to a rock icon, something heavily researched, well-made and with a selection of classic Bowie tunes...

    ... stay the fuck away from this.

    BBC have three excellent Bowie documentaries - Five Years, The Last Five Years and Finding Fame. Alternately, you can watch Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture or Cracked Actor, if you can find it. They are fantastic and infinitely more truthful and accurate than this film could ever…