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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    My first thoughts on Infinity War are going to be somewhat muddled as this is a movie that will require multiple viewings before settling. The Russo's begin the culmination of the MCU's overarching narrative with a bold manoeuvre that I totally predicted a year ago. There's a definite sense of stakes this time around and with multiple groups off on their own missions, you really do fear for characters you've grown used to seeing pull through.

    I had my concerns…

  • Tenderness of the Wolves

    Tenderness of the Wolves

    ★★★

    A slow-going, low budget musing on one of Germany's most prolific murderers, Ulli Lommel imbues this real-world monster flick with a sullen tone evocative of 10 Rillington Place and Dance with a Stranger.

    Kurt Raab is intensely watchable as Fritz Haarman. There are touches of both Peter Lorre's Hans Beckert in "M" (a character inspired by the real life Haarman), and Max Schreck's Count Orlock from Nosferatu. He's effeminate yet domineering, affectionate but deadly. There's a reptilian sensibility to the…

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…