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  • The Limehouse Golem

    The Limehouse Golem

    ★★★

    A visceral Hammer-esque procedural that never quite feels as cinematic as it ought to, (comparisons to Se7en and The Prestige are well met, at least by the visuals) partly because its clever way of contextualising potential leads leaves Bill Nighy's excellent inspector feeling somewhat passive among the flashbacks.

    It feels more like a (vastly) extended pilot for a show called Kildare, but the fact that it left me wanting more of his character does speak to the watchability of this one-off case. The misjudged coda leaves an odd taste in the mouth, but otherwise, a serviceable whodunnit.

  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    A classy and hugely entertaining thrill ride. It's clearly been greenlit for the Stranger Things crowd, but that bit of pop culture ouroboros worked out nicely for me. Bill Skarsgård is terrifying as Pennywise, but the major success of the film is making you root for the kids, especially Sophia Lillis and Jeremy Ray Taylor, and centring on their terror and resolve rather than say, cutting away to adults talking about them every ten minutes.

    The scares are good and…

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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★★

    Hey, guess what? It's nothing like the trailers. It's actually funny, actually scary, and, because there isn't a bottom half to read under a movie, it's 100% dickhead proof.

    The one thing that nobody seemed to actually buy ahead of this was that it could be both a remake and a passing of the torch. It turns out that it's both of those things and while it certainly bows to the original as much as, say, The Force Awakens does…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★½

    It may be a little premature, but we already have the first President Trump era comic book movie. I'm not even talking about the story, in which two emasculated rich white men blame an immigrant for what's wrong with the world.

    Just like Trump's campaign for the nomination, it's stupid, hateful, and by the time you've just deciphered one utterly insensible thing it's said or done, it'll have done five more. And depressingly, despite all of this, people are probably…