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Captain America

Civil War

Extended super hero punch up, not dissimilar to the news man brawls of 'Anchorman'.


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1st Jan 2017

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The Jungle Book

Seamless CGI remake, lacking in humour and executed with the seriousness of LOTR or Apocalypse Now.


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30th Dec 2016

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When Harry Met Sally

Text-book rom-com that rebooted the genre and set the template for the next 3 decades.

Halliwell says: Over a period of 12 years, a couple meet occasionally to debate whether there can be friendship without sex between a man and a woman.***


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26th Dec 2016

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Zootropolis

Decent enough animated parable from Disney. Lacking the usual emotional Pixar punch.


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25th Dec 2016

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Rogue One

A Star Wars Story

Second viewing and it's still holding together well. The third act is incredible.


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22nd Dec 2016

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ROGUE ONE

A STAR WARS STORY

Impeccable world building and a nail biting finale mark a solid expansion of the universe.


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18th Dec 2016

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Bridge of Spies

Solid Cold War drama. Unfortunately lacking the impact of both Spielberg and Hanks' best.


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18th Dec 2016

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Midnight Special

From 3 minutes in this was the best film I've seen in ages. Nostalgic indie sci-fi.


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13th Dec 2016

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The Overnight

Arkward and occasionally hilarious Duplass-esque LA comedy. And only 75m long.


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26th Nov 2016

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Spotlight

Worthy, watertight journo movie. Full of great performances, but staying well between the lines.


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21st Nov 2016

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Triple 9

Derivative, badly cast cops + robbers pic. A pale imitation of Heat, without the style or performances.


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12th Nov 2016

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Everybody Wants Some

Glacially paced re-hash/follow up to Dazed and Confused, with moments of fun. Great music.


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11th Nov 2016

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Deadpool

Stupid action movie that never stops winking at the audience.


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4th Nov 2016

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The Nice Guys

LA Confidential meets The Big Lebowski in the best way possible. Great turns from Reynolds and Crowe.


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4th Nov 2016

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The Magnificent Seven

A classic story and allstar cast, but John Sturges' vintage western seems slow and dated now.

Halliwell says: Popular western based on the Japanese Seven Samurai; good action scenes, but the rest is verbose and often pretentious.**


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2nd Nov 2016

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13 Hours

Beard-heavy special ops bloodbath, with more than a passing nod to the equally impartial Black Hawk Down.


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26th Oct 2016

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Black Mass

Boring, meandering re-tread of The Departed. Wannabe Scorcese, with a typically OTT Johnny Depp.


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19th Oct 2016

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The Big Short

Smart-ass financial drama. OTT Bale, reasonable turn from Pitt, Reynolds steals the show.


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2nd Oct 2016

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