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  • Knives Out Review

    10th Dec 2019 by

    Rian Johnson reverses out of the Star Wars universe with a starry Agatha Christie-inspired murder mystery, which just about manages to transcend its somewhat cutesy concept through a cutting takedown of structures of privilege In a sense, the murder mystery is inherently contrived as a genre, consisting of plot necessities and stock characters which are… Read more

  • My Top 20 Films of the Decade

    27th Nov 2019 by

    20. Drive (2011) Ryan Gosling has, on reflection, been the decade’s most dynamic leading man, able to switch between genres – and between big-budget and independent fare – while repeatedly showing different facets to his ability.  The Driver deserves to stand as his most iconic role, with Drive (not La La Land) the movie in… Read more

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