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  • The Young Offenders

    The Young Offenders 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Oct, 2016

    Comfortably the funniest film I've seen this year, the balance between utter nonsense and moments of genuine sincerity can so often be fumbled (I'm looking at you, The Stag), but here it seems completely effortless. Some minor pacing issues and PJ Gallagher's misjudged antagonist aside, this is one of the most enjoyable homegrown productions in a long time.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    With the first line of dialogue I relaxed in my seat, knowing I was back in safe hands. Once again Laika provides a stunning alternative voice in the field of animation, with one of the most unique, beautiful and downright scary family films you're likely to find.
    It's a real shame it didn't find success at the box office, as I'd gladly take one or two of these films a year à la Pixar or Dreamworks. As it stands though, I'll just have to wait patiently for the next gem Laika gives us in a few years time.

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  • Warcraft

    Warcraft 2016

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jun, 2016

    A very odd beast, but if you're willing to go with it there's quite a lot to like in there. Still, the fact that someone thought it was a good idea to spend $150 million on this will never cease to amaze me.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 May, 2016

    Just as good (maybe better) on third viewing.
    Also I am now 100% convinced that Rey is a Kenobi.