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Absolutely fantastic
15 December 2018
This is a Spider-Man film we didn't deserve, but we got it. It's much better than it would ever have any right to be.
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Cold War (2018)
Handsomely made
13 December 2018
Just like Ida, this film looks absolutely gorgeous. The cinematography is some of the best of the year. But just like Ida, it's also sometimes difficult to really engage with the material. Still, very much recommended.
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Really well done
12 December 2018
The film's ability to really dig deep into its characters and real-life situations is brilliant.
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Colette (2018)
Great turn by Knightley
11 December 2018
The two core performances here are really the best thing about it, but the film around them is also impressively made.
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Mesmerizing and original
3 December 2018
This was not at all what I expected, and I say that as huge praise. For a film to be able to surprise the way this does is a real achievement.
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Roma (2018)
Masterful
3 December 2018
The praise for this is undoubtedly deserved, as it's hard to find flaws with this immersive, visually and emotionally powerful tale
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Experimental and daring
26 November 2018
I had no idea what to expect from this, but it turned out to be such a visceral, well-done atmospheric and experimental film.
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Not as good as the first
24 November 2018
This is an entertaining film with lots to offer, but it also doesn't do anything super new or exciting/.
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Riveting
20 November 2018
As with any anthology film, not everything here works, but all of them are filled with ambition and all of them offer some creativity, even if some do it more than others.
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Widows (2018)
Very solid
17 November 2018
This film deserves to be seen for the completely bold premise, led by a foursome of strong women. It's flawed, sure, but definitely worth it.
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Burning (2018)
Fascinating and endlessly riveting
12 November 2018
I found this to be perhaps the most suspenseful film of the year so far. That suspense is not the usual type found in regular horror or thriller films, but it instead comes from the atmosphere and pacing of the film that hints at darker truths and ambiguities. Technically this is superbly done, with the cinematography and score standing out in particular. Although it's the lead actor who has to do all of the heavy lifting, it is Steven Yeun's performance that leaves the most impact. He's practically an enigma throughout the whole thing, and leaves so much open to interpretation and perception that it's not an easy role at all.
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Fantastic film with a lot of nuance
11 November 2018
Support the Girls: This was an incredibly surprising film in the amount of nuance it contained in its storytelling. It's honesty one of the best screenplays of the year and one of the most pleasant surprised.
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Boy Erased (2018)
Good, but could have been so much better
11 November 2018
This is definitely a solid film, yet it doesn't reach greatness. The biggest reason to see it is to see Lucas Hedges is another remarkable performance.
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Thunder Road (2018)
Very unique
7 November 2018
Overall, this is a very unique film that pays very careful attention to its characterization. It explores grief in a way I don't think a previous film has.
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Powerful, but flawed
6 November 2018
Overall, definitely worth it. It's too powerful for its flaws to overcome that. But there are definite, various flaws. None of them bigger than the ending. The ending was a complete tragedy, opting out for simplistic closure in a way that was so unwarranted and untrue to the rest of the film. Severely disappointing ending. Still, the acting here is absolutely powerful, most particularly Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby, and most of the film is also really effective, even if conventional in its plotting
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Blindspotting (2018)
Very effective
4 November 2018
Although the plot has some contrivances, the film is well written enough to hit hard in its themes, and the acting is fantastic
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Suspiria (I) (2018)
A greatly ambitious, demented fun tume
4 November 2018
Watching this you really do know that it was made by an arthouse director. All of the arthouse sensibilities are there.
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Halloween (I) (2018)
Very enjoyable
29 October 2018
This film didn't need to be as good as it was. It understands what made the original work and it runs away with that to delievr the goods.
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The Wife (I) (2017)
Not cinematic, but amazing acting
23 October 2018
Although this film isn't visually cinematic and feels awkward at times, the performance of HGlenn Close is fantastic.
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Complex and fascinating. Maggie Gyllenhaal is amazing
20 October 2018
Great respect to Maggie Gyllenhaal for taking on this role, it may be the most unique and complex one I've seen this year, and she does it justice and then some. It's an incredibly complicated role, one that could have been played in so many ways, and she delivers a tour de force.
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First Man (2018)
Fantastic
20 October 2018
Ryan Gosling is good, but it's Claire Foy who steals this film. Technically fantastic.
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Lady Gaga is the star
15 October 2018
Despite Bradley Cooper being the more trained actor, Lady Gaga steals this film with her authenticity and genuineness, something Cooper is missing. The music is amazing.
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Great follow-up to Winter's Bone
30 September 2018
It's been a while since Debra Granik came out with something, and this was not disappointing. Although it's missing some of the precision of Winter's Bone in terms of editing and directing, it's still a very worthy follow-up and a very good film, with great performances.
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Mandy (I) (2018)
Very interesting
16 September 2018
This was a fascinating film and a very different approach for Nicholas Cage. The directing, cinematography, sound, and overall technical aspects are very impressive and stand out.
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Twisted and funny, Blake lively is fantastic
15 September 2018
This is the best unofficial remake/sequel to Gone Girl that there is. Althugh both films have obvious differences, this one does follow Gone Girl's plot a little too much, although it does it with even more comedy so it works.
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