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  • Offline: Are You Ready for the Next Level?

    Offline: Are You Ready for the Next Level?

    ★★★

    This was a good, geeky, sweet teenager film. The two lads are good, the story enjoyable, if a bit OTT and ridiculous in places, but overall, a good laugh.

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    I'm not usually a fan of drug war films, but I wanted to see what Denis Villeneuve could do with this. I'd seen arrival and wanted to prepare for Blade Runner 2049. I have to say I love his approach to filmmaking. This is a brutal watch, with some shocking scenes that will haunt you afterwards. Tensions is maintained throughout and the two hours fly past. This is not an action film, though there is action, but a mirky crime…

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  • The Child in Time

    The Child in Time

    ★★

    This is a well acted but sadly the plot threads don't connect well. I have not read the book, but understand that a lot has been left out. That makes sense, as there are a number of plot threads which don't feel well connected. This would have been ok if it had taken longer to tell the story, for example as a mini-series where you get to know the characters well. The child loss story was mostly well told, with…

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch

    ★★★★

    Not perfect, but a lot better than I expected. The fight scenes are a bit like music videos, but this is fine, as the ideas and main characters are the drive here and not the action. It's not quite inception, but the film covers about as many themes and ideas as Snyder's watchmen, which is impressive for his first non-adaptation.