Dunkirk (IMAX) ⭐⭐⭐⭐½

There seems little point to pile on more praises, so I will just say that this film is conceived, written and directed with Christopher Nolan’s singular vision which manages to recreate a piece of history on screen in a visceral and spectacular manner, leaving its audience breathless and in awe, together with an ambitious and […]

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Despicable Me 3 ⭐⭐½

There are not many animation that I would consider paying money for: most Pixar, some Disney and the odd Lego Movie. Ghibli, too, but that come more under foreign cinema. And then there’s the guilty pleasures of Gru and his Minions. There was undeniable charm in their eccentric though infantile humour but the main appeal […]

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The Big Sick ⭐⭐⭐½

Adapting The Smith’s song, Girlfriend in a Coma, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon has turned it into an indie drama rom-com… only kidding, as that would be in bad taste except this is a somewhat autobiographical film and Gordon was actually in a medically induced coma when the doctors could not figure out why […]

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Baby Driver ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A baby-faced getaway driver seeks  to escape a life of crime. Edgar Wright’s joyful, brilliant film is pure pleasure on celluloid – or is that digital nowadays? In any case, it captures beautifully the way in which the IPOD or MP3 player – call it what you will! – creates a soundtrack to our own […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ⭐⭐⭐½

Our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man returns – but this time to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Good action, well-judged comedy and  a marvellous Spidey in the shape of Tom Holland is combined with the major selling point – and a wise move 6 films into the franchise – that this film is set in the same universe […]

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It Comes At Night ⭐⭐⭐

Is ‘Art-house Horror’ now a thing? I am referring to the small budgeted, more atmospheric than scary horror/indie thriller where little is explained about the horrible circumstances that the characters find themselves in and the film relies on the audience to fill in those blanks from their previous cinematic/TV experience. Here, we have a mixed […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ⭐⭐⭐½

They really should have called this Marvel’s Spider-Man. It not only draws a clear distinction from Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man but it’s also rather apt as this third incarnation is really unnecessary if not for the simple fact that Tom Holland’s new teenage Spider-man now exists within the Marvel Cinematic […]

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Baby Driver ⭐⭐⭐⭐½

Car thriller, car heist, car romance, car horror – you’ll get them all in Edgar Wright’s latest that also gives us the new genre of car musical – or as he aptly christened it: his Car Car Land. Ansel Elgort’s Baby is an extremely talented getaway car driver who suffers from tinnitus that he blocks […]

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