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Film Review – Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home delivers at the high standard one has come to expect from Marvel films. Playful, exciting, funny, and occasionally touching, it doesn’t quite scale the surreal, envelope pushing heights of last year’s animated Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, … Continue reading

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Film Review – Midsommar

The original version of The Wicker Man is the obvious inspiration for Ari Aster’s Midsommar – a splendidly creepy, disturbing, darkly funny, occasionally gross-out gruesome folk horror tale. It’s a significant improvement on Aster’s Hereditary, which for all it’s fine … Continue reading

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Film Review – Yesterday

“From the writer of Love Actually and the director of Slumdog Millionaire” is a pretty solid commercial proposition. As a result, in Yesterday we have the best directed Richard Curtis film ever made, with Danny Boyle bringing his trademark verve … Continue reading

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Film Review – Toy Story 4

The Toy Story trilogy, as it was up to this point, consisted of three flawless masterpieces of animated family viewing which are rightly revered. We didn’t need a fourth instalment, or so we thought. Pixar however had other ideas. The … Continue reading

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Film Review – Sometimes Always Never

Sometimes Always Never, from first time director Carl Hunter and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, is a curious, low key, offbeat gem of a film. It isn’t going to change the course of cinema, but it is beautifully shot, quietly compelling, … Continue reading

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Film Review – X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix brings down the curtain on this decade’s iteration of the classic Marvel comics mutant ensemble. This time, writer/director Simon Kinberg seems to have taken to heart the old adage; “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try … Continue reading

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Film Review – Godzilla: King of the Monsters

It would be easy to dismiss Godzilla: King of the Monsters, direct sequel to Gareth Edwards’s not-bad 2014 reboot. With a cast of ludicrous, illogically motivated characters you deeply, deeply don’t care about, running about in an overlong, chaotic, visually … Continue reading

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Film Review – Booksmart

Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart has been hailed by critics as funny, foul-mouthed, and feminist, and on the whole I agree. Pitched as a female version of Superbad (itself a throwback to the likes of Revenge of the Nerds) this is actually … Continue reading

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Film Review – Rocketman

Director Dexter Fletcher and star Taron Egerton could well wind up with Oscar nominations next year, for their outstanding contributions to Elton John musical biopic Rocketman. Unlike the recent Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, making this a proper musical with … Continue reading

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

The original John Wick was a lean, nasty, compelling genre piece; an old fashioned, unpretentious revenge movie. Budgets got much bigger in the sequel, but the overall film was less effective. However with John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Latin … Continue reading

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