Simon Williams

Once again it is time to gather together and watch wealthy, attractive people hand eachother tiny statues made of gold! Yes the Oscars are here and Scene Stealers is joining together yet again with Screenland Armour to host the best viewing party of them all this upcoming Sunday, February 9th.

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Star Wars, at its best, explores these kinds of messy, difficult places in an arc mythic setting, better allowing us to delve into those emotional pits contained within us. Not this one.

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On this cold and blustery October morn I must collect my thoughts on this, a most difficult and rocky production, and present them as I see fit. ‘The Lighthouse’ deserves your support.

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Read the review if you wanna know what’s in it. Shazam!

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Guys. This is the worst one. And I love it.

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This is the banner of modern dramatic filmmaking? This is what everyone is waiting on the edge of their seats for me to write about? THIS is the biggest critical darling of the year?

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The film is not good. There is very little good within it. It is not, however, bad. It does not have enough of substance to reach bad. It is uninterested in bad. It transcends this simple human binary. It is merely desolation. It is flavorless gum. It is an empty cardboard box. It is absence in the shape of a film.

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Black Panther is a massive, grandiose, deep film with tons to talk about and handles most of its ideas with quite a lot of grace. It is also about 45 minutes too short to give a lot of those ideas the time they need to be fully explored and okay I said it. There, you happy?

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Call Me By Your Name is a magnificent, magical bit of hypnosis, entranced by the dripping water of drying swim trunks or the meanings of lingering fingers on one’s lips, and you should see it.

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For my money The Post is the biggest waste of potential of the year and the new ultimate signifier of how much Spielberg has fallen as an artist. Never before has it been so obvious that his teeth have just dulled. This film make Ken Burns seem edgy and political, and this is the EXACT WRONG MOMENT TO BE DOING THAT.

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Simon is only too happy to admit that The Last Jedi is everything he has ever wanted from a Star Wars film.

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Instead of doing a rundown of the flaws of this superhero movie Simon would rather transcribe a story, to the best of his ability, as he is sure it all happened.

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The Florida Project, Sean Baker’s new, funny, thoughtful, poignant and beautiful film is a realist fairy tale, a gorgeous 35mm technical experiment, a heartbreaking character drama and a staggering documentation of the many possible meanings of the word “bitch”.

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Very different kind of article this time round. Let’s have a serious discussion on mental illness.

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‘Wonder Woman’ is good but not for the reasons you think it is.

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