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  • Super Dark Times

    Super Dark Times

    ★★★★

    Incredibly atmospheric and moody. The film looks great. Sometimes The cinematography reaches for too much in what is a low key teen drama, but mostly it succeeds. If you can go with the third act turn, it is well worth your time. Great score and soundtrack too.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    Definitely not for everyone. That third act is going to be incredibly divisive. For me, having just read the book (which is COMPLETELY different, Garland has taken the central concept, and that's it). Yes, some of the dialogue and exposition is corny (I'm looking at you Tessa Thompson, just stood there explaining the whole film in the second act), but I think it shows enough ideas and weird choices that it keeps you invested.

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  • Fracture

    Fracture

    ★★★

    I don't understand all the critical hate for it - I thought this ticked along quite nicely. Ok - it's PRIMAL FEAR lite, but that's not to say it's not watchable.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    Wafer thin characters, tired archetypes, and a plot that feels we have seen it seven times already... I'm glad they've ditched the jarringly forced comedy of the recent films (Force Awakens?!!). I would've liked it to be darker/grittier still... Oddly enough though, it's probably my favourite of the series to date.