Michael Kenny

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My mum's favourite film critic.

Favorite films

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Heat
  • Raw
  • Sorcerer

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  • Star Trek: First Contact

    ★★★★

  • Wish

  • Dune: Part Two

  • Bob Marley: One Love

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  • The Marvels

    The Marvels

    ★★★

    A light, fun and very wholesome mess. Nia DaCosta's hyperactive, sprawling superhero sequel is overplotted yet underwritten to the point it feels like half a movie, and Zawe Ashton's villain is weak even by MCU standards. A slight improvement on the first, but that's not really saying much.

  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★★

    Sean Durkin's beautifully shot and powerfully acted true story biopic hits like a gut-wrench powerbomb to the concrete floor. Zac Efron delivers a championship-calibre performance, his lack of awards recognition the latest snub to befall wrestling's greatest family.

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  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★

    Nolan's 3-hour epic has pushed my existential anxieties to a new level of dread.

    Cillian Murphy's leading performance is as good as they're saying. Surely a lock for some big awards in a few months.

    The sound mix remains a problem for Nolan, and Ludwig Göransson's mostly brilliant score overwhelms in moments where it's not really needed.

    Painfully close to a perfect detonation.

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★★★

    Hysterically funny, filled with catchy pop songs, gorgeously crafted, shot, and acted. It also surprises with its depth, packing powerful moments that should resonate with girls and boys of all ages.

    It’s an audacious adaptation that addresses the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the world’s most famous doll. And it might just be the best major film release of the year.

    There’s an awful lot to unbox here, pun very much intended.