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  • Buster's Mal Heart

    Buster's Mal Heart

    ★★★

    As soon as the film started I thought to myself, "I'm going to love this." It had all the criteria to become a firm favourite; an actor I greatly admire (Rami Malek), a strange, otherworldly feel, and a sense of mystery and intrigue which invites the viewer to pull up a chair and enjoy the ride.

    And for at least half its duration that sense of intrigue abides as we're shown how family-loving, tax-paying, slightly stressed Jonah becomes law-breaking, wildman…

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    ★★★

    Beautiful to look at and full of the visual flourishes that Boyle has become renowned for. And superbly written with each member of the cast reprising their roles to perfection.

    Unfortunately the plot is paper thin and whatever story the director is attempting to tell is obscured by his convoluted attempts to draw the characters back towards one another. The majority of the film is spent catching up on what happened since we last saw Renton et al, and too…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    Funny, subversive, satirical and clever, there's not much more to say about this film that hasn't already been said. But for me, it's greatest strength is in its chameleon-like ability to switch through genres, something which, for the first half of the film, leaves one wondering just exactly what they're watching while at the same time being utterly riveted.

    Get Out may yet signal a new dawn for the horror movie genre, it may even represent its future, that is, if it is actually a horror movie at all.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    Having been unmoved by the generously-received, Force Awakens, I quite enjoyed this entry into the SW franchise. Much of this enjoyment came from the dual leads, Felicity Jones on the side of good, Ben Mendelson ('World's Greatest Actor') on that of evil.

    Jones in particular is dynamic as the spiritual leader of a rebel group sent to track down the Death Star diagnostics, and it's somewhat of a shame that she wasn't cast in the role Daisy Ridley occupies in…