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  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Oct, 2016

    We have super-soldiers, alien gods and space outlaws so far in our Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it was only a matter of time before they took the final plunge and introduced us to the final echelon of Superhero comic-book fantasy; the mystical arts. You know, magic. It makes sense they would leave this one for last because it is kind of the hardest pill to swallow. Everything else has hyper-reality and pseudo-science to casually exposition away the reasons for it…

  • Keeping Up with the Joneses

    Keeping Up with the Joneses 2016

    Watched 19 Oct, 2016

    When looking at its pieces separately, Keeping Up with the Joneses has the potential to be an alright movie. Let’s ignore the below average trailer and see what we have on offer. There’s a talented cast who have all, give or take a Gal Gadot, proven themselves in the comedic field. There’s a proven director, Greg Mottola, who gave us a few great coming of age stories (Adventureland, Superbad) and we have a spy-next-door premise, it’s been done before, but…

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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 2014

    ★★★★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…