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  • I Am Mother

    I Am Mother

    ★★★½

    A pretty solid and impressively constructed small budget sci-fi thriller with echoes of 2001,Moon, 10 Cloverfield Lane and even The Demon Seed. Engaging and as thought provoking as it is tense in moments with a fine nuanced performance from its young lead. Doesn't really break any new ground cinematically but does leave you pondering on the nurtering aspects of parenthood

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★

    Saw Rocketman tonight so you don't have too.
    Cornier than a corn on a cob covered in corn syrup dipped in cornflakes and shoved in someone's cornhole.
    People are going to love this and it will probably be hailed as a starmaking turn by Aberystwyth's very own Taron Egerton but I find him to be a bit mediocre. He is overshadowed and acted off the screen by two far more charismatic co-stars in Jamie Bell and Richard Madden, the musical…

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  • One More Time with Feeling

    One More Time with Feeling

    ★★★★★

    Can't recommend one more time with feeling highly enough, it gets more engrossing as it goes on. There's a point where it changes from being a documentary of the cathartic value of the recording process into a study of a family and their coping mechanisms for grieving. As soon as Caves wife and other son arrive in the mix the film takes on a more touching and less analytic feel. The scene where it goes from Cave talking about Arthur…

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★½

    Don't think this will ever be confused as an art film or even in any way genre transcending but it is an entertaining monster/adventure yarn.
    The trailers that pointed to an Apocalypse Now inspiration were (deliberately perhaps?)misleading, although there is extensive use of Vietnam war imagery (grunts, choppers, napalm etc) the tone is closer to something like Temple of Doom.
    The monsters themselves are well realized, the way they are shown in context to the human reminded me of an…