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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★★

    “If mothering was easy, more fathers would do it.” What a beautiful, joyful, sex positive, feminist fluffball of a sequel.

  • Mary Poppins Returns

    Mary Poppins Returns

    ★★★★

    Needs more memorable songs (for Mary especially) but I loved the bicycle-count in this film, and the Very Important Lesson about compound interest, and Colin Firth as a baddie. Used five tissues (motherless children will do that). Niece tripped out on the animated flamingos. A few of the age/looks related gags re Mary could have been written far better by a woman... or the men who write the Paddington films. It’s still 4 stars ‘cos it’s still a delightful Disney spectacle. Stay away from the edge of the bowl.

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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Aside from the yawnful Good-Guys-White / Bad-Guys-Other-Colours casting, this was a surprisingly enjoyable action flick... until it fucked out in the third act.

    It was partly the utterly weird special effects. Partly that they sent their only lady-spy off into space 'cos no plot for her. But mostly because of a series of gags right near the end in which the only moral (blonde, beautiful) hold-out amongst the captured guests offers our hero ass-sex if he sets her free.

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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★★

    I just couldn't find anything wrong with this. And now I'm off to make some marmalade.