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  • The Ascent
  • Mamma Roma
  • The French Dispatch
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  • Passing

    ★★★

  • Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★½

  • The Lavender Hill Mob

    ★★★★★

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  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★

    A pretty picture, but a rather unfortunately hollow one that doesn't really have a lot to say about its subject matter. Dramatically however, it is quite satisfying at times thanks to a pair of decent central performances.

  • Petite Maman

    Petite Maman

    ★★★★★

    Magical realism is one of cinema's greatest treasures and Petite Maman is a triumphant addition to the canon. Tender, humane, enchanting work of art that uses its simplicity to great effect, mining excellent child performances from the talented young stars and further affirming Céline Sciamma's exponential growth as a filmmaker who is no longer merely very good but perhaps one of the few essential film makers of our time.

    I usually write my thoughts on a film immediately after watching…

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  • The End of the Tour

    The End of the Tour

    ★★★★

    Every word in this film is so immaculate, brimming with sharp insight and emotional resonance, while Jason Segel delivers a career best with his stunning performance as author David Foster Wallace.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    "The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. God versus man"

    By far, the most interesting thing about Zac Snyder's hefty and crowded superhero epic is that it is more of a reflection of our times than an escape from them like so many comic book movies are. While Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier had some brilliant things to say about the state of government espionage and the civil liberty issues that come with it, it was…