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  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • The Meetings of Anna
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  • Sunday In the Park With George

    ★★★★½

  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

  • Far From the Tree

    ★★★

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  • Quant

    Quant

    ★★★½

    Actor Sadie Frost’s directorial debut rides on an aesthetic wave of the Swinging Sixties by taking the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant as its subject. Frost takes a fairly conventional documentary approach, but it serves as a comprehensive introduction to a master of her craft.

    It seems strange at first that Quant’s own voice is largely absent from the film. She’s revealed to be a very private individual, and while aspects of her personal life are discussed by friends and…

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

    Edgar Wright has returned to more familiar British territory for Last Night in Soho following a weak American sojourn with 2017’s Baby Driver. He feels more comfortable in this film’s skin, replete with a thoroughly English sense of profane humour (his penchant for the c-word has landed the film an 18-certificate from the BBFC).

    So seeded in the streets of Soho is the film one wonders how effectively it will play to audiences outside of London, but for those in the know, it makes for a raucous ride.

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  • Sunday In the Park With George

    Sunday In the Park With George

    ★★★★½

    A magnificent production with a great performance from Julian Ovenden - it’s not quite as sublime as the PBS recording (what is?) and there are some sound mixing issues, but the production is stunning. Yes I cried again.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    An absolute treat - so colourful and beautiful, with one of Disney’s greatest lead characters. I’d love to see a crossover sequel where Mirabel and Elsa get together, my queer Disney queens,

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