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  • Morgan

    Morgan

    ★★★★

    Second flick on last night's 'shame that didn't do SOME business' double bill (after the criminally ignored Edge of Seventeen) was Morgan, a taut low key sci-fi thriller from Luke (son of Ridley) Scott. Decent script, well directed, and a frankly ridiculous cast (Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Paul Giamatti Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Yeoh), would probably have done better if Ex_Machina hadn't come out first.

    One testament to how engaging it is, two women have a fairly impressive martial arts drag-out and I never once thought "why isn't one of these Michelle Yeoh?"

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★★★

    I had expected to enjoy this. I hadn't expected the deep cuts of DC fandom, in-jokes within in-jokes, surprisingly high (and well handled) levels of pathos and references not just to Batman but some real hardcore historical nerdery. Just brilliant.

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  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits

    The Pirates! Band of Misfits

    ★★★★½

    IT'S CALLED THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS GODDAMMIT!!

  • Nocturnal Animals

    Nocturnal Animals

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Amy Adams is an insufferable but pretty redhead LA artist who makes EDGY installations that CHALLENGE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF BEAUTY. But once she was really mean to her ex, Jake Gyllenhaal, who is a NICE GUY and she aborted his baby without telling him. So he writes a novel and sends it to her, about a NICE GUY (Jake Gyllenhaal) who is married to a pretty redhead and has a pretty redhead daughter.

    Only the wife and daughter are kidnapped,…