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  • Semper Fi

    Semper Fi

    ★★★★

    Daaamn! Jai Courtney acts! Who knew?!
    A really well told tale about justice, brotherhood, and making amends for our sins.
    Nat Wolff gives a really great performance and the relationship between the 5 central characters is very believable, making you root for them even when their moral compass steers them south.
    A lot of the mistakes they make are just that: mistakes. The film shows us how one heated moment of anger can change the course of your whole life…

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    ★★★★

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

    I'm sure many will complain at the strong dose of female empowerment in this latest entry into the long running Terminator franchise, but it never comes at the expense of making the male characters seem weaker, plus Mackenzie Davis was genuinely badass! I like the idea of the T800 having to find a new purpose now that his mission is complete. Like, "crap, now what do I do?" As a result he's forced to learn a moral code, which is…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Denis Villeneuve pulls off the impossible of making a sequel to Ridley Scott's masterpiece that might just be equal in scope and grandeur. An instant classic is born!

    For my full review of the film watch this video: youtu.be/SQyVws9KXs8

    For my explanation of what the film means watch this: youtu.be/hlkIXlkiGx4

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    How do you make a biopic about someone doing something to which we already know the outcome? You anchor it with a very personal story about loss and one man's drive and determination being fuelled by that loss. Out of pain and tragedy comes the will to achieve great things. Damien Chazelle cements himself as one of my absolute favourite filmmakers, Ryan Gosling cements himself as one of my absolute favourite actors (as if there was any doubt), and Justin Hurwitz composes one of the most beautiful scores of 2018 that should have bagged him an Oscar nom.