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Allied (2016)
7.1

Allied (2016)

Let's get that damn elephant out of the room. The private lives of our silver screen stars theoretically have no place in the judgement of the cinematic product...
Me Before You
2.2

Me Before You (2016)

I cannot begin to tell you, dear reader, how much I actively despise the existence of this movie. Not only does its title scream of horrid selfishness ('me' com...
Possession
9.8

Possession (1981)

Divorce ain't easy. Same in real life as it is in movies, the conscious uncoupling of the human species are most likely prone to jealousy, selfishness and bitte...
The Neon Demon
8.9

The Neon Demon (2016)

Anyone au fait with the cinema of Nicolas Winding Refn must know by now that the man doesn't do safe, in the same practical way as, say for example, his fellow ...
Carol
10

Carol (2015)

There's rarely anything out there that feels as deeply as Carol. Todd Haynes' achingly sublime, artful evocation of love is a rarefied, nearly-extinct breed of ...
Love
4

Love (2015)

It must be hard being labelled as a “provocateur” these days. In this hardly shockable 21st century, to be a filmmaker of outrage must come with such exorbitant...
Tangerine
7.2

Tangerine (2015)

Hell hath no fury than a transgender woman scorned. In Sean Baker’s gloriously scathing, but not inhumane, revenge dramedy Tangerine, a recently unleashed jailb...
Macbeth
8.8

Macbeth (2015)

Arguably Shakespeare's most morally fucked-up play, Macbeth has enamoured some of cinema's greatest filmmakers, from Akira Kurosawa to Orson Welles and Roman Po...
THE MARTIAN
7

The Martian (2015)

We all should really know by now that, at least in Hollywood's own mental frame of reference, if you're stranded somewhere (whether on Earth's terra firma or on...
Pan
4.2

Pan (2015)

Ten-year olds would love Joe Wright's Pan. It makes for a perfect Saturday matinée show in a cinema swarmed with barely tempered kiddywinks, their saucer-wide e...