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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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The Day After

Terrifying post-nuclear drama. Dated to the mood of its era, but still effectively realistic.


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30th Sep 2016

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Room

Intense indie drama. Pacing is a little lopsided, but the sentiment and strong performances carry it through.


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24th Sep 2016

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Steve Jobs

Electrifying script, captivating performances and effortless, accomplished direction. Outstanding.


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18th Sep 2016

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Magnum Force

It's only episode 2, but it's Dirty-Harry-by-numbers. Luckily those numbers still add up to something.

Halliwell says: Toned-down sequel to Dirty Harry; the violence is still there but the hero no longer commits it.


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18th Sep 2016

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Pete's Dragon

Superior kids movie. ET meets King Kong. Bit slow, but ten times deeper than the wafer thin original.


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1st Sep 2016

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Keeping Rosy

Half baked British thriller. Some decent ideas, but it's all a bit studenty.


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28th Aug 2016

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Pan

Another disastrous Peter Pan reboot. Nonsensical gibberish, trying to capture some Baz Luhrmann weirdness.


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18th Aug 2016

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Dope

Super sharp teen movie, bursting with style and originality and loaded with an impeccable soundtrack.


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17th Aug 2016

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Beginners

Thoughtful, creative, mainstream indie from Mike Mills. Lovingly performed and put together.


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8th Aug 2016

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20,000 Days on Earth

Pretty standard music promo from Nick Cave - extended to feature, executed with superior style.


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3rd Aug 2016

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Self/Less

Modern tut, disposing with the style of 'Seconds', science of 'Primer' and even the action of 'Face/Off'.


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3rd Aug 2016

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Contact

Ambitious 90s sci-fi. Not entirely successful, but it has a seriousness and scale that's rarely seen today.


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2nd Aug 2016

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