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  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    Still the absolute best in the trilogy. The first 37 minutes alone are better than the prequels combined. Kershner saves the best for last, with a tremendous fight between good and evil, and in this moment we learn the truth about Anakin Skywalker. A reveal that even shocked Homer Simpson. Everything about the film is spot on, I cannot express how much I love this film. But, if you're a Star Wars nut like me, then you'll understand. May the force be with you all.

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    No review needed. 


    If you haven't seen Jaws, you're dead to me.

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  • Mountains May Depart

    Mountains May Depart

    ★★★

    A powerfully astute study at the cultural shift in China, forgoing it’s history for a dominance in the world. 

    I can’t say I loved it, the acting didn’t click, and it does labour on too long. Yet there’s a sincerity in the character of Tao, her choices and actions reveal regret and lost opportunities that we can all relate to. 

    Not Jia Zhang-ke’s finest output, but it still has much to offer.

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★½

    Seeing two dinosaurs fight it out atop a delicate glass roof somewhere in Northern California, pretty much sums up the absurdity of this pointless, lacklustre sequel.

    So many things to dislike and pick apart, but having just wasted two hours, I think I’ll use my time more wisely and not bother.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    We fear what we don't understand, and the more we don't understand, the less we ask questions.

    Alex Garland's directorial debut has the above statement running through it's veins. Caleb, a bright and prodigious young computer software coder, wins a competition to spend a week in the company of Nathan, the CEO of large technological corporation - who's idiosyncrasies aren't too far removed from those of Tony Stark's - who has been playing deus ex machina in his spare time:…

  • if....

    if....

    ★★★★

    Lindsay Anderson's 'If....' Could quite possibly be the unofficial prequel to Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange'