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  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★½

  • The Man with the Golden Gun

    ★★★

  • Casablanca

    ★★★★★

  • House of Dracula

    ★★★½

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  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

    ★★★½

    Although unevenly paced at points, when Beavis and Butt-Head is funny, it is VERY funny. Mike Judge has a great ability to frequently make juvenile humour seem like sophisticated wit and even if it is an example of dragging a loose plot beyond what it should be, you can settle in with the assurance that a really funny joke is around the corner.

    The set-up of the plot is great, and a brilliant excuse to bring its characters into the present day, and the voice case gives it their all and then some (special shout out to a brilliantly dead-pan Gary Cole).

  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★★½

    All things considered, this is not the disaster many are touting it as. However, given the nostalgic freshness of Jurassic World and the gothic horror leanings of Fallen Kingdom which led to some game changing plot developments in its final act, the biggest disappointment here is how quickly Dominion wants to get back to the tried and tested formula of dark forestry and scientific facilities run amok.

    It's gorgeous to look at, scored beautifully by Michael Giachinno and the cast…

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  • House of Dracula

    House of Dracula

    ★★★½

    A vast improvement over House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula feels less episodic with a tighter screenplay, more of Carradine as Dracula and better abilities at intermingling its famous monsters. There are some glorious visuals and lovely use of shadows and the turn from a Dracula film to one under the influence of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde gives the fiery climax some considerable suspense, not least with an entertaining performance from Onslow Stevens as the increasingly unhinged Dr Edelmann.

  • House of Frankenstein

    House of Frankenstein

    ★★★

    There's a great atmosphere to this, particularly in the final act, but it never feels like it really knows what it wants to be. The Dracula driven opening section gives the impression that it's going to be an episodic anthology film, but once Frankenstein and The Wolf Man appear it settles into a singular entity but once which never quite gels despite a great set-piece finale.

    Despite being called House of Frankenstein, it's at its best when John Carradine is…

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  • Dangerous Lies

    Dangerous Lies

    A massively disappointing follow up to Threat Level Midnight, I expected more from Michael Scott.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    1917 engulfs you in a state of anxiety almost right away thanks to its against the clock narrative and the fact Sam Mendes has opted to pretty much film the entire thing in long takes.

    Gripping like a vice throughout, 1917 also devastates in its quieter moments, wows you with Mendes' direction and incredible photography courtesy of Roger Deakins and what should amount to a star making performance from George McKay. Thomas Newman's score is a propulsive presence throughout, while…