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Surveillance

Everest

Tension free wander up and down the mountain. Everybody plays it worthy, only Gyllenhaal vaguely impresses.


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23rd Jul 2016

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Mission Impossible

Rogue Nation

Collection of tired Hitchcockian set pieces, with very little tying them together.


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11th Jul 2016

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Samsara

It's familiar ground , but this Baraka sequel hypnotises with embarrassing images of poverty and consumerism.


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26th Jun 2016

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Macbeth

Ambitious, arty, sumptuous take on the old classic. I still got a bit lost but Fassbender remains entrancing.


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18th Jun 2016

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Monsters Dark Continent

Money grabbing sequel that ups production value and bypasses the charm of the original.


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9th Jun 2016

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Legend

Tom Hardy gives two 1-note performances in this dull, derivative Goodfellas wannabe.


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9th Jun 2016

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Trainwreck

Enjoyable modern comedy, but it's bloated by improv and missing the magic ingredient. And no Paul Rudd.


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29th May 2016

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Radiohead

Roundhouse

There's a midlife crisis going on, but great visuals and a stellar back catalogue keep it exciting.


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26th May 2016

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Southpaw

Cookie cutter boxing pic that can't decide if it's ripping off Rockie, Raging Bull or Million Dollar Baby.


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8th May 2016

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101 Dalmatians

Dated effort from 60s Disney, sacrificing production value for cheap gags.


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8th May 2016

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Surprisingly straight adaptation from Vinterberg. Shapeless, but with a few nice moments.


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7th May 2016

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48 Hours

Dated buddy cop movie that wrote many of today's movie cliches. Dated, but still brutal and funny.


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16th Apr 2016

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The Gift

Indie Cape Fear. Intense and solidly handled, but it's all a bit one-note.


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15th Apr 2016

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Black Mountain

Electric Ballroom, London

The Canadian heavy rockers bring the mecha robot smackdown at full volume


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14th Apr 2016

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Lush

Oslo, London

Shoegaze-heavy warm up gig for a long overdue comeback tour. Still generating a hypnotic wall of sound.


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12th Apr 2016

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The Pledge

Remarkably restrained turn from Jack Nicholson in a decent but dated 00s thriller. Sean Penn directs.


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6th Apr 2016

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Jurassic World

Aliens x Jaws 3D in this derivative, gimmick-heavy, CGI-bloated reboot. Chris Pratt keeps it real.


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1st Apr 2016

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Inside Out

Intense emotional rollercoaster, with Pixar's Pete Doctor perfectly navigating a complex concept.


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26th Mar 2016

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San Andreas

Even The Rock can't avert this disaster. Earthquakes have never involved such little jeopardy.


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21st Mar 2016

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Knight of Cups

Incredibly shot, but there's a lot of slow walking and one-note improv. Best on a Bill Viola level.


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18th Mar 2016

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Son of a Gun

Text book Aussie crime pic. Hoons, cars, guns - gripping and full of decent turns.


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10th Mar 2016

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