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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    It’s fair to say you know exactly what ingredients you’ll be sampling whilst watching a film by Quentin Tarantino, and his nostalgic tribute to 1960’s Tinseltown whisks them together into a delicious treat. Lights, Camera, Soundtrack, Action!

    Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), an ageing TV cowboy and alcoholic who’s more “has-been” than Steve McQueen, and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) sense there might not be any major roles for them in this current era of entertainment. Next door…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★½

    The one and only Steven Spielberg returns to the popcorn blockbuster arena he predominantly parented with the optimism of a child who hasn’t forgotten what it’s like to be sat in the audience.

    In the year 2045, people escape the harsh reality of life by spending their time in the OASIS, a virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything and be anyone. The late creator, James Halliday Willy Wonka (Mark Rylance), has hidden golden tickets three keys within,…

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  • The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple

    ★★★★★

    Based on the critically acclaimed stage play by Neil Simon, The Odd Couple is a masterwork look at how two bachelors cope with love, loss, friendship, responsibility, and each other’s annoyances. In terms of their comic timing and on-screen chemistry, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau aren’t the odd couple; they’re the perfect couple.

    Felix (Jack Lemmon) is a neurotic, despondent, obsessive-compulsive neat freak, who is subjected to an impending divorce from his wife, Frances. On the verge of suicide, Felix…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Christopher Nolan has several generally considered masterpieces under his auteur’s belt with Inception, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Interstellar, and Memento, but his latest tour de force, Dunkirk, the cinematic version of the British stiff upper lip, could be his Magnum Opus.

    WARNING: This review may contain potential spoilers, but if you’re British, you should already know about your own history.

    When 400,000 retreating Allied soldiers find themselves on a cold, desolate beach directly out of a travel agent’s nightmare,…