Three films: Arrival (2016),  Swiss Army Man (2016), The Free State of Jones (2016)
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Three films: Arrival (2016), Swiss Army Man (2016), The Free State of Jones (2016)

Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016) 3/5 – overall, well executed. I really like Denis Villeneuve as a director, but this felt like a step back after Enemy and Sicario. An interesting premise, aliens arrive and each nation spends the film trying to decipher their language, all the while humanity’s fears and unrest cause diplomacy to breakdown … Continue reading

Five films: Imperium (2016), Born to be Blue (2015),The BFG (2016), Mr Turner (2015), The Magnificient Seven (2016)
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Five films: Imperium (2016), Born to be Blue (2015),The BFG (2016), Mr Turner (2015), The Magnificient Seven (2016)

Films I’ve seen this week, my ratings: Imperium (Daniel Ragussis, 2016) 3/5 Good performances, especially Toni Collette. Daniel Radcliff is cast against type as a neo-Nazi undercover FBI agent. Not as interesting for its psychological depth as other films about skinheads (This is England, American History X, Romper Stomper, The Believer), but a fairly entertaining … Continue reading