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  • Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

    ★★★½

    "I'll show them what a pawn can do to a king..."

    Stefano Sollima's delayed new thriller finally arrives, and after being initially disappointed in the lack of a cinema release, it turns out that it was perfectly suited for streaming. In terms of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan character, the movie adaptations have been a little hit or miss, but I was hoping this new thriller would be part of a shared 'Ryanverse' with John Krasinski's latest incarnation (it isn't as…

  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★★★★

    "When I tell people my story, they don't believe it."

    Based on my wife's suggestion, we gave Netflix documentary 'Three identical Strangers' a go. Nothing could prepare me for how far reaching it's impact would be post viewing, and it gave me quite the sleepless night...
    It starts off with very much utilising it's 'truth is stranger than fiction' message as identical twins, separated at birth, become aware of each other's existence, and the media storm that follows. Then things…

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  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    ★★★★

    "Is that Darth Vader or Yoda?"

    I never saw this one coming! What an utterly charming little film. I'm far from the biggest fan of the rom-com genre, but the fusing of it with a 'time loop' scenario elevates it above the ususal fare. Yes, Groundhog Day wrote the book on this, and it's referenced more than once in the film, as is 'Edge Of Tomorrow'. But this time around, it's more of a 'knowing' journey with lead Kyle Allen…

  • Coming 2 America

    Coming 2 America

    ★★★½

    "Let them take a little bit off the top."

    Full disclosure - I don't exactly hold Coming To America as some sort of 80's classic. Having rewatched it recently, it's harmless enough and generates a fair few laughs, but is nothing like the calibre of Beverly Hills Cop or Trading Places. So, I didn't exactly approach this belated followup like the 'second coming'. I'm all for a long overdue sequel when done well - Fury Road and The Color Of…