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  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★½

    First things first- who the heck looked at Dane DeHaan and thought he'd be a good Han Solo type rascal? He's even more spectacularly miscast as Valerian than he was as Harry Osborn. He brings the film down a whole star more or less single handedly.

    Even though he has no chemistry with Cara Delevingne, this is by far my favourite performance of hers - she's sharp, she's likeable and Besson is clearly invested in her arc. But Laureline isn't…

  • Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation

    ★★★

    For a film where the CG demon literally shouts "YOUR SOUL" at the camera at one point, it doesn't come off nearly as silly as you'd expect. It hews to formula, but deserves points for execution.

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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…