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  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★★

    Sandberg smudges in a fair helping of his horror roots to create this very Amblin-esque superhero movie.

    Not groundbreaking, but it doesn't need to be. Highly enjoyable

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    The sign of a truly great movie is how close the second and third viewing is in impact to the first, and hopefully, it gives an appreciation of details you missed the last time around.

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of those films for me. It has gone from 'hey, this is really good!' to 'this is hands-down one of my favourite films ever' in the space of three viewings. Spider-Man 2 has long been the pinnacle of Spidey…

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  • White Fang

    White Fang

    ★★★½

    Nudges past the three star mark for having the balls to be quite brutal for what is surely supposed to be a family film.

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★½

    A powerful portrayal of love in the face of adversity. There's a rawness to it that has been captured beautifully by Barry Jenkins. It feels so intimate, so honest and unflinching.

    The injustice of Fonny's situation is defied by the strength of love between family. It's as heartening to watch hope shine through as it is sickening to see what lengths must be taken just to gain even a little ground.

    Currently, for me, this is the best film of the year, no contest.