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  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • The Batman
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Top Gun: Maverick

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★

  • Kubrick by Kubrick

    ★★★★½

  • The Menu

    ★★★★

  • Walden

    ★★★½

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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    ★★★

    OK, so this is one of those ‘beloved book’ adaptations where I haven’t read the beloved book. However the person I saw this with had read, and loved, the book and we both agreed the movie was sadly lacking.  The murder trial was set up in the first two minutes and then it’s a series of lengthy flashbacks to tell the unlikely story of the outsider marsh girl, who, despite being alone and abandoned raises herself with perfect hair, teeth…

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★★

    This high octane action fest from the Russo Brothers is a predictable piece of nonsense that makes no sense and and is so laughably over the top the body count must run into the hundreds.  It’s a Netflix movie and is streaming from any day now but I thought I’d see it on the big screen.  It certainly plays better in the cinema, but not sure it saved it from being an unexceptional experience.  

    Ana de Armas is the…

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★½

    I wanted to like this much more than I did, but for me at least it tried too hard to be funny all the time. Jokes were repeated within the film and rehashed from earlier movies, as were some set pieces.  The Guardians of the Galaxy appearance was brief and pointless with the same shtick from Thor again. I enjoyed Russell Crowe’s Zeus once, but suspect the playing-everything-for-laughs approach won’t support multiple viewings. 

    It’s a shame because there’s an interesting…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    Baz Luhrmann is pretty much the perfect director to take on the glitzy drama of the life of Elvis Presley; and in Austin Butler he’s found the perfect actor to portray him. There’s a great chemistry between actor and director here and Butler brings Presley to life, particularly in his younger years, as Luhrmann’s breakneck pacing and editing whiplash us through his rise under the corrupt tutelage of ‘Colonel’ Tom Parker – Tom Hanks as the bad guy for a…

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    Edgar Wright’s new movie is a stylish horror story that looks and sounds great. Thomasin McKenzie adds another top-notch performance to her CV as the naïve student at a London fashion college. It’s a fairly standard is-she-mad-or-is-she-haunted plot with Anya Taylor-Joy looking the part as the 60s starlet who wants to make it as the next Cilla Black.

    The photography tricks switching McKenzie and Taylor-Joy are seamless as the 60’s world encroaches into the modern day and these effects provide…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    Saw this at Cineworld IMAX in 3D (which was a surprise – haven’t seen a 3D film for about three years) and I have to say it was a treat from start to end. No spoilers here, but I don’t believe anyone who has enjoyed the Marvel ride to date will be disappointed. It’s not perfect of course, balancing the weight of expectations and a huge number of characters, but for most of the time it works well – some…