The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rogue) ⭐⭐⭐½

Animated features for adults are rare and Michael Dudok de Wit's Oscar nominated film is certainly one for thinkers and not toddlers. It is very imaginative and open to interpretations and philosophical scrutiny. In fact, I think it demands it. The practically wordless film is handsomely rendered and lushly scored and the storytelling here is …

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Pirates of the Carribean – Salazar’s Revenge ⭐⭐½

It could be the almost zero expectations after the disastrous On Stranger Tides (⭐½) or desperation for any English language film in Rome but I find myself not as irritated as I thought I would be for this 5th outing for Jack Sparrow and his crew. Skipping the pointless exercise of summarizing the story, reflecting …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2⭐⭐⭐½

There’s a risk superhero movies stagger around under the weight of their own myth, trying to deliver spectacle whilst not teetering over the edge of ridiculousness.  Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 just doesn’t take itself seriously enough to care too much about that sort of thing. Once again, we join half-human Peter Quill (Chris …

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