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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Don’t ask me. 
    It looked good. It was thrilling. It was boring. It was unsettling. Acting was a mixed bag. There’s a  fuckbox. Effects were sparing. Music was good but also not good. Sound design was great. Narratively it’s all over the shop. Apparently men raping women is bad, but women raping men is sexy times. It’s dripping with atmosphere and also jizz.

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★½

    Buetonnsoibled down on the weird sinister angles that he got away with in the original. This still stands as one of the oddest, darkest blockbusters ever created. It’s slightly overstuffed, to the point that Batman is sidelined somewhat. Bit everything you want is here - the humour, the action, the emotion, the design. It’s a big win that looks phenomenal.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    Yeah, yeah. Loved it. Not without issues but they pale into insignificance when you consider how good the rest is.

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★½

    What a frustrating film. Not the disaster I had feared but nowhere near what I’d hoped either. It’s fair to say that the writing/directing team generated genuine excitement and the cast was full of actors that I liked. But the movie was all over the shop. Unfocused script with paper thin characters, terrible dialogue. Too much self-referencing, too many plot holes left unexplained and a messy narrative that never settles on what it wants to do. The cast is also…