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LAST FM: On heavy rotation

On the Rocks

Unsurprisingly slight, but the one thread of plot is held together by an enjoyable Bill Murray.


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21st Nov 2020

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Richard Jewell

Incredibly straightforward Clint drama, anchored by some great central performances.


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10th Nov 2020

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The Witches

Not exactly imaginative re-imagining, but it gets the job done in the right spirit.


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1st Nov 2020

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1917

Ambitious, stagey epic. Plenty of tropes and it falls in all the usual 1-take potholes.


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27th Oct 2020

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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's pace and feeling like a trailer edit.


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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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