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  • The Hustler
  • Annie Hall
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Apartment

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  • Spencer

    ★★★★½

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    ★★★★★

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★

  • Ghostbusters

    ★★★

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★½

    TLDR - This is not your grandmother's Diana biopic. It's more Black Swan than Downton Abbey.

    I often complain about crashingly boring and twee biopics being the fair of ITV on a Sunday afternoon and pitched at those of a certain generation who just want to see a highlight reel of familiar anecdotes and known encounters play out.

    Pablo Larrain's Spencer is very much an anti-biopic, rather than a whole life told over two hours, it's three days in the…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★

    It's weird... I know there are people who regards the original as a classic, but area there actual fans of the IP itself? Like, does anyone actually say Ghostbusters is their favourite movie or franchise? I don't really get it. I watched the original this week and apart from Murray playing peak Bill Murray, the rest was pretty whack. Is there an argument to say that without him the movie doesn't work at all?

    In terms of Afterlife - I…

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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★

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

    Honestly, I'm dumbfounded... This film is forty-five minutes of a grown-ass man arguing with an annoying child, thirty minutes of tired freaky-friday / body swap slapstick pratfalls, the rest a mish-mash of confusing, meta-physical, psuedo-religious nonsense about the afterife, with inconsistent rules about what can happen... Honestly kids will be bored and won't get it, and I have no idea what Koolaid the adults who are rating it five stars are drinking. Can there be that many failed jazz musicians…

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★½

    I don't get it... I appreciate I'm not the target audience, and to be fair, both the kids liked it. You can read all kinds of classic film references into this, like Chaplin or Ealing Comedies, but there's a reason people don't make films like that anymore.

    The central family are just a bumbling collection of rich, middle-class white clichés. The dad especially is the worst. Paddington himself is a weird overgrown baby-man, just prat-falling through the film.