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A Serious Man

Ethan and Joel Coen

A Serious Man? A seriously boring film.

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Surveillance

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Thoughtful, stylish drama with a zen central performance.


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17th Oct 2020

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Stiff, poorly paced innovative film that hasn’t aged well.


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11th Oct 2020

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Onward

Inspiring, tightly scripted gem - overlooked by lockdown.


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4th Oct 2020

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The Informer

Standard-issue airplane movie, with Joel Kinnaman standing in for Vin Diesel.


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3rd Oct 2020

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Motherless Brooklyn

Sub LA Confidential gumshoe thriller - with an underplayed USP. Ed Norton misses again.


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27th Sep 2020

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Glass

Over explained threequel, that undermines a low key original.


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18th Sep 2020

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Snowpiercer

Intriguing, but generally incomprehensible sci-fi gobbledegook.


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31st Aug 2020

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Buffaloed

Fun, textbook indie comedy.


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30th Aug 2020

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Jumani

The Next Level

Marginally less fun sequel, but still plenty of laughs.


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16th Aug 2020

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The Deer Hunter

Beautifully imagined and lovingly restored, but it still alternates between a snail’… https://t.co/6bZj694rnx.


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12th Aug 2020

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21 Bridges

Surprisingly enjoyable plane movie, though it owes a lot to the magnificent Copland.


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8th Aug 2020

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The Switch

Tension-free Bateman rom com. Lacking rom and com.


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8th Aug 2020

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Ad Astra

Incredibly stylish and wannabe cerebral sci-fi, that’s ultimately a little thin.


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19th Jul 2020

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First Man

Underwhelming space drama that’s a bit too intimate and not very epic.


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5th Jul 2020

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Blue Story

Dire, tension-free postcode gang drama. Just add drama.


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21st Jun 2020

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Apollo 11

Magnificent documentary, re-assembling the moon landing from beautifully remastered footage.


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14th Jun 2020

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The 8th slow-paced Tarantino pic. Literally half entertaining / boring.


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24th May 2020

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Yesterday

Entertaining Brit-com, though it’s a bit on-the-beaten-path for Danny Boyle.


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13th Apr 2020

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Juliet, Naked

Mildly enjoyable, thoroughly forgettable Nick Hornby pic ...once you get past the contrived set up.


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4th Apr 2020

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Shazam

Kid-friendly(ish), super fun superhero movie.


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23rd Mar 2020

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The Lion King

Impeccably realised remake, but it’s emotionally flat.


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15th Mar 2020

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Galveston

Standard festival thriller, with some style and decent moments - but it’s all a bit thin.


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10th Mar 2020

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Alladin

Surprisingly enjoyable, Guy Ritchie-fied Disney remake.


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10th Mar 2020

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Mapplethorpe

Cookie cutter biography that could literally have been written from his Wikipedia page.


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7th Mar 2020

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Horse Girl

Text book indie, literally days out of Sundance. Interesting until it gets a bit too wacky.


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9th Feb 2020

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Mid90s

Strong slice of 90s skate nostalgia. Slow and subtle.


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8th Feb 2020

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Phantom Thread

Considered character study that strays into pretentiousness here and there.


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25th Jan 2020

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Rocketman

Enthusiasticly directed sequence of unrelated musical set pieces.


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31st Dec 2019

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Avengers

Endgame

Yet another biggest-battle-yet, with more than a passing nod to BTTF2.


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30th Dec 2019

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Mystify

Michael Hutchence

Thoughtfully assembled montage doc.


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30th Dec 2019

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Captain Marvel

Decent origin story, with charm and some 90s nostalgia.


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27th Dec 2019

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Star Wars

The Rise of Skywalker

Freestyle bouillabaisse with all the ingredients, but no chef.


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27th Dec 2019

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Marriage Story

Quintessential indie movie ...funded by Netflix. Great perfs, lovely camera work and solid direction.


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22nd Dec 2019

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Widows

Superior modern thriller. Smart script and accomplished direction.


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15th Dec 2019

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The Irishman

Long, slow, thoroughly enjoyable loose jam through Scorsese/DeNiro/Pacino/Pesci/Keitel’s greatest hits.


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2nd Dec 2019

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Joker

Batman via Scorsese, in impeccably art directed, neatly packaged origin story.


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28th Nov 2019

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Frozen 2

Surprisingly strong sequel that gets going after a convoluted start.


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24th Nov 2019

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The Mule

Casual drama from Clint Eastwood, with the man himself anchoring things through a charming turn.


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16th Nov 2019

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The King

Luscious period drama. Beautifully put together - like Wolf Hall+.


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3rd Nov 2019

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El Camino

Throw away Breaking Bad expansion piece with little tension or jeopardy.


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13th Oct 2019

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Vice

Stylish but incoherent Cheney biopic, hampered by another one-note turn from Bale.


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5th Oct 2019

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Mind numbingingly basic biopic, saved by the nostalgia for the music and moments.


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5th Oct 2019

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Minding the Gap

Interesting doc following the lives of 3 teens becoming adults, tied together by skateboarding.


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28th Sep 2019

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Manchester by the Sea

Painful, occasionally uplifting viewing with a grief stricken central performance.


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28th Sep 2019

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Spider-Man

Into the Spider-Verse

Stylish, trippy concept animated superhero flick with some great moments.


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21st Sep 2019

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Dora & the Lost City of Gold

Young adult upgrade, with just enough Conchords humour to keep it enjoyable.


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22nd Aug 2019

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Breath

Decent Aussie surf drama, that nostalgically investigates the soul of surfing before losing its way a little.


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14th Aug 2019

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A Star is Born

Somewhat unremarkable, but enjoyable music drama. Bit long.


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13th Jul 2019

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Two For Joy

Predictably grim seaside coming-of-age indie. Decent enough, but you’ve seen it before


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13th Jul 2019

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Mary Poppins Returns

Stylish sequel, hampered in places by some authentic 1960s pacing.


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30th Jun 2019

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