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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    Rewatch. Still like it.

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★★

    Felt like a bonkers 80s scifi with a post-Dredd and John Wick vibe.

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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    ★★★★

    Like all the Bad Robot Treks, it comes from the gut, not the heart or the head, and the aesthetic is somewhat un-ambitious, but Beyond is enjoyable in its unpretentious simplicity and delivers on the possibility offered by the 2009 film. In a lot of ways it feels a lot like a throwback to films like The Last Starfighter and (ironically) Galaxy Quest, and the problem solving chemistry  of the cast goes a long way. A moment about twenty minutes from the end may make some eyes roll, but I punched the air.

  • Kickboxer 2: The Road Back

    Kickboxer 2: The Road Back

    ★★★

    Sasha Mitchell lacks the weird charisma of JCVD, but KB 2 adheres so rigorously and unironically to the formula (whilst dialing up the crazy a notch) that its difficult not to enjoy.