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  • Mortal Engines

    Mortal Engines

    ★★½

    It's been a while since I've read the book but it seems to capture at least the look of the thing. Sadly, the characters aren't fully realised and I found myself drifting off towards the end. Too much Hobbit not enough LOTR I suspect.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★

    I'll admit I got a little confused with the double-tripple-crossing.

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★½

    The chase, following up leads, all that reporterly stuff. Spotlight condenses tedious paperwork into a thrilling conspiracy to uncover the truth. And what a big case it is.

    As put early in the piece, "You want to sue the Church?"

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    How long is this movie, I asked myself at several points during. Not because I was bored, far from it. But from the inescaping snail’s pace like the original. Shots linger on Gosling as he does his best robotic acting, a figure staunchly silent against the bright lights and fog of this 2049, an alternate vision of the future that started with Ridley’s Blade Runner, set in 2019. Sure there’s the occasional action moment or gory death, but make no…