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  • Gemini Man

    ★★½

  • Candyman

    ★★★½

  • Candyman

    ★★★★

  • Kate

    ★★★

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

    The Suicide Squad is a fantastic blend of comic book silliness with ultraviolence. There have been R-rated superhero movies before but rarely one this fun.

    The story follows a group of Z-list supervillains who are recruited to perform a shady covert operation for the US government, with mercenaries Bloodsport and Peacemaker as their nominal leaders. The mission takes them to a remote island in order to destroy a secret military research site called Project Starfish. To give further details would…

  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★★½

    The second Conjuring sequel is a classically creepy story whose strong atmosphere picks up the slack for its over-the-top elements. The film has the good filmmaking of the core entries of the series despite James Wan being absent from the driver’s seat.

    The story begins with the Warren couple investigating a family struggling with demon possession. After their initial attempt to help goes horribly wrong, the paranormal investigators begin to suspect that a curse has been laid on the family…

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  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★½

    Gemini Man, aka Deadshot vs the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

    The premise doesn’t really work due to the super-soldier young version of the main character being a noticeably worse assassin than the original. Nevertheless Will Smith is charismatic and the action scenes move at a good pace so it’s not a complete waste of time.

    The film follows DIA sniper Henry Brogan as he is on the verge of retirement. He learns that his latest target may have connections…

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★½

    Candyman 2021 is a less gothic take on the mythos compared to the original. The conflict comes from those who seek to use the urban legend for fame and fortune, who turn out to be as destructive as the actual villains.

    The story follows an artist named Anthony and his girlfriend who have moved to the site of the newly rebuilt Cambrini Green housing project. The legend of Candyman has been forgotten over the previous 27 years but a chance…

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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★★

    Candyman is a slasher tragedy which also gives a disturbing perspective on American racism.

    The story follows Chicago student Helen Lyle as she investigates the myth of Candyman, a supernatural being reputed to murder anyone who says his name five times in front of a mirror. She discovers that the monster is connected to horrendous events from the city’s past, and that whilst it may be easy to enter his realm escaping it is another matter.

    The film is held…