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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★

    Still relevant today Stanley Kubrick' 'A Clockwork Orange' has stood and will continue to stand the test of time.

    Technical changes to represent each of the three segments are genius. We go from sheer relentless chaos in every respect, to ice cold camerawork and a drained palette, to finally a operatically structured climax. All laced with disturbing ideas, iconic imagery and nuanced commentary.

    Russian, rommany and rhyming slang is used to create 'Nadsat', the dialect of the 'Nadsats'. The sentence…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★½

    ‘Minari’ shows the immagration and assimilation into the proud United States (applies to everywhere, just to different degrees) and its culture as the burning barn that it is. Both with more subtlety it also explores societal expectations of people and the awful business of factory farming.

    The score is one of my favourites of the year, it’s very well composed and suits the scenery, but there's a big issue with it. One of the two running motifs doesn’t actually serve…

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    Reluctantly I went and I paid to see ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ in cinemas. I didn’t want to be there but still sat with a furrowed brow and watched respectfully, unlike a large portion of the packed full theatre. Stop clapping, cheering and clamouring during every moment of peace. You’re allowed to enjoy the movie, but don’t ruin it for everyone else.

    Nothing is surprising or interesting. The story goes exactly where you’d expect, the writing is as bad as you’d…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★½

    So annoyed I missed phantom thread in cinemas, would have loved to have seen it in 70mm.

    I loved it, it's my favourite Paul Thomas Anderson film at this stage, although I'll have to re-watch there will be blood to confirm.

    It's clear that love and care went into the making of this film. The production design sends you back in time to 1950's London, this is only reinforced by the use of dialect of the period.

    Reynolds Woodcock and…