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  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★★★

    If ever there was a theatre writer who I expected would make an overly-talky, stagy directorial debut, it was Aaron Sorkin.
    After all, when he has a strong, challenging collaborative partner like Thomas Schlamme, the results are excellent.
    But... when left unchecked, the demons shout down the better angels in his brain and the result is something like 'The Newsroom' - which, at its best, is watchable and at its worst feels like a painful rehash of old Sorkin scripts…

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★★½

    Too-cute-by-half seemingly MCU-inspired ending aside, this is just exceptional filmmaking.

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  • 1941

    1941

    ★★★★½

    Steven Spielberg said that, in making this movie, he wanted to replicate the experience of getting your head stuck in a pinball machine while it was on tilt.

    And you know what? He achieved exactly what he set out to do.

    Loud, boisterous, and always funny, 1941 is from the everything but the kitchen sink school of comedy where bigger is always funnier, loudier is always better and the more chaos and destruction the bigger the laughs.

    And, it works.…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★

    I really, really, REALLY wanted to love this film.

    Yet... it didn't quite grab me.

    Bits of it were fantastic - at its best a heady mix of golden era John Landis, Richard Lester and Stanley Donen... and while it captures those elements incredibly well.

    Where it fell down for me was with the attempted Walter Hill vibe. For me, it just didn't fully capture the raw, gritty feel of that world - despite its best efforts.

    Wright still hasn't made a bad film, but this doesn't reach up to the dizzy heights of his other films - at least in my opinion