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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 i… https://t.co/qW3B55bCcG.


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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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Coraline

Out-there kids fable with an old school Tim Burton vibe.


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16th Jun 2019

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Blackkklansman

Rock solid 90s style indie movie. Beautifully assembled at all levels.


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31st May 2019

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Can’t Stand Losing You

Fairly one-sided Police doc about the seemingly dislikeable trio.


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7th May 2019

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Tallulah

Decent, but slightly muddled parenting indie.


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28th Apr 2019

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Dumbo

Forgettable re-imagining of a not totally unforgettable Disney classic.


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27th Apr 2019

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Missing Link

Solid stop-motion animation that’s light on plot, but high on charm.


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12th Apr 2019

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Sicario 2

Soldaro

Surprisingly stylish sequel that drops the ball in classic straight-to-VHS style halfway through.


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6th Apr 2019

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Hold the Dark

Opaque Alaskan thriller from Jeremy Saulnier, with little regard for convention.


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1st Apr 2019

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Leave No Trace

Low key indie spin on Rambo, as a father and daughter try and live off grid.


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28th Mar 2019

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The Dirt

Fun biopic that runs out of steam about when the band did.


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25th Mar 2019

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Deadpool 2

A diminished remake of Deadpool 1. Occasional LOLs.


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25th Mar 2019

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Bird Box

High concept sci-fi that stretches its concept a little thin.


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19th Mar 2019

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Triple Frontier

Unremarkable, cliche-ridden actioner. Utterly lacking in suspense.


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17th Mar 2019

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Jurassic World

Fallen Kingdom

A disjointed patchwork of homages, nods and rip offs from dozens of other movies, with little to offer of its own.


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11th Mar 2019

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A Quiet Place

Laborious, high-concept alien horror. While the concept is good, the beats are all well telegraphed.


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2nd Mar 2019

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Isn’t It Romantic

Witty, if a little obvious, post-meta rom-com.


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1st Mar 2019

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The Lego Movie 2

The Second Part

It’s literally a re-hash of all the themes of the first one with a few less jokes.


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23rd Feb 2019

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Unsane

Slight, but sometime engaging iPhone feature.


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26th Jan 2019

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Tully

Decent modern spin on Mary Poppins. Bit uneven, but a nice soundtrack helps things along.


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20th Jan 2019

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Rampage

Bog standard entry into The-Rock-action-movie genre. As much personality as a computer game.


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3rd Jan 2019

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Avengers

Infinity War

This time it’s really, really serious. Seriously.


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27th Dec 2018

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The Greatest Showman

It’s a musical ...but slick direction makes it just about bearable.


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24th Dec 2018

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Ready Player One

Pop-culture bouillabaisse, hampered by numerous terrible accents.


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24th Dec 2018

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Lady Bird

Pacey, emotional, old-fashioned indie pic. Beautifully observed.


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15th Dec 2018

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Darkest Hour

Surprisingly underwhelming biopic that doesn’t find its feet until 20m from the end.


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24th Nov 2018

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Den of Thieves

Utterly derivative / thoroughly enjoyable ‘Heat’ rip off.


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21st Nov 2018

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Well crafted character study, with some nice touches.


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10th Nov 2018

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You Were Never Really Here

Brutal revenge thriller. Stylish and violent, with plenty of explanation left to the imagination.


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4th Nov 2018

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Private Life

Intense indie drama from Netflix. Impeccably acted and directed.


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27th Oct 2018

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Black Panther

Disappointingly unoriginal superhero movie, complete with dull CGI action.


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27th Oct 2018

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Modern Life is Rubbish

Continually clichéd rock romance that never breaks into originality.


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13th Oct 2018

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England is Mine

Dry Morrissey biopic that gets arty by avoiding using any Smiths songs.


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7th Oct 2018

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The Only Living Boy in New York

Decent rehash of vintage indie movie tropes.


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7th Oct 2018

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Hostiles

Mumblingly wordy western that’s big on self-importance and low on drama and tension.


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25th Sep 2018

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The Disaster Artist

Muddled biopic with occasional moments of eccentric comedy madness.


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22nd Sep 2018

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The Boy Downstairs

Like a long episode of Girls that’s all about one of the more boring characters.


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16th Sep 2018

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Shot Caller

Slightly confused slice of post-Michael Mann LA crime.


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7th Sep 2018

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Ingrid Goes West

Sympathetic retread of Single White Female, with added #hashtags.


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26th Aug 2018

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Jumanji

Welcome to the Jungle

Fun updated reboot with added Breakfast Club.


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26th Aug 2018

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Justice League

Low-tide mark for super hero movies. I only finished watching to see how bad it could get.


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14th Aug 2018

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Song to Song

It’s a cover version of every other Mallick pic, but the setting is inspired and the improv from Gosling is enjoyably enthusiastic.


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8th Aug 2018

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Paddington 2

Well written, well paced sequel. Surprisingly competent and heartwarming.


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4th Aug 2018

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Death Wish

70s pot boiler that lazily meanders through a series of mediocre set pieces.


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23rd Jul 2018

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Thor

Ragnarok

Enjoyable change of pace for the super hero genre. Comedy wins.


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21st Jul 2018

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How It Ends

Great concept, but shoddily directed and utterly devoid of jeopardy.


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17th Jul 2018

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