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  • The Deep

    The Deep

    ★★½

    Produced by Peter Guber, written by Peter Benchley and directed by Peter Yates (yup, that's a lot of Peter's), The Deep was definitely jumping on the Jaws bandwagon in trying to rinse audiences of their cash in the summer blockbuster season—it's a written by the same author, is set underwater and even has Robert Shaw in it, though whilst sharks do feature briefly, this is a deep sea treasure adventure movie that's different enough to not be derivative.

    The trouble…

  • Pardon Us

    Pardon Us

    ★★½

    Laurel and Hardy's first feature film is unfortunately a bit clunky and very dated in places, despite the comedy duo being no less enjoyable together.

    This was an early talkie and it shows, the editing and audio quality is ropey and you can often tell when two shots have been stitched together by the awkward pauses and totally different lighting. Then there's the blackface sequence, which obviously isn't funny, but you have to take it as being of the era.…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    The Final Cut. Cinema City, Norwich.

    Tonight my dream came true. Blade Runner on the big screen. Every time I watch it it's a different experience, there's something new that I didn't notice before, details emerge from the rain and smog that weren't apparent before. Hearing the reverberating sound that begins the film, I was immediately immersed in the tech-noir world of Los Angeles, 2019 and this followed by the opening shots of industrial cityscape sent chills down my spine,…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    I have to start by saying what an absolute travesty it is that international audiences (myself included) around the world have been robbed of the opportunity to see this in cinemas due to lack of studio faith. This is an insult to audience intelligence, a massive frustration for serious film enthusiasts and a worrisome prospect for talented filmmakers. Netflix once again becomes a last minute dumping ground for unwanted goods, but luckily this time it isn't down to poor quality.…