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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★½

    With unnecessary sequels (or prequels in this case) filmmakers often take all the decent aspects of the original and add extra layers that, by and large, don’t add anything to the story but actually over complicate things. Though The Thing avoids this for the most part and sticks to a similar style to the Carpenter version it does add a few completely spurious set pieces. The whole scene in the ufo at the end for instance. 

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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★½

    My wife's impatience lead her to buy this film instead of waiting one day for it to be rental-ready on iTunes. She's annoyed with herself now. That's not to say it's not an enjoyable film, it is. Good song & dance numbers but that's about it really. Worth a rental.

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  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    ★★★★½

    You will never see a man eat a packet of Extra Strong mints with such menace. Gary Oldman - taking care of business.

  • Let the Right One In

    Let the Right One In

    ★★★★½

    This is the lovely homemade Victoria sandwich cake I mentioned in my review of the US remake, Let Me In.