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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Apr, 2016

    It's hard not to compare the latest Marvel installment Captain America: Civil War with Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are undoubtedly similarities, both are big tentpole Superhero films focusing on the fisticuffs of their superpowered protagonists trying to overcome their ideological differences while being potential manipulated by some gosh-darned no-gooder. BvS got me worried, was it possible? Can you depict these pre-existing characters fighting it out in a way that doesn't feel contrived or lazy? Can…

  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Apr, 2016

    Went in completely blind and thoroughly enjoyed the first 90% of this film, but unfortunately it doesn't quite stick the landing.

    Non-sensical character choices, wasted theological intrigue and hokey realisation of meta-physical ideas tarnish what was otherwise a fantastic Sci-Fi road trip film with an extremely strong cast.

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014 4

    This is one of the most intense and enthralling character pieces I have seen on film. The film has it's flaws, that's to be sure. Some have argued that the score is a let down and I personally feel that the side-characters, in particular Riz Ahmed's Rick, were a little under-drawn. The love and attention of this film is clearly and definitely focused on the character of Louis Bloom, portrayed through a phenomenal performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Louis Bloom is…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014 4

    Matthew Vaughn has gone on record recently stating that audiences are sick of the ‘grim’ and ‘dark’ Christopher Nolan style comic book films. You only need to look at this man’s record to see that he definitely practices what he preaches. Boasting a filmography including Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class it’s very clear that Vaughn tends towards the bright, colourful and fun side of the comic book spectrum. In his latest work, Vaughn has developed another comic book property…