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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    "Well, that was a good film wasn't it?"
    "Urgh.. yeah, I guess sorta"
    "Sorta?"
    "Well, I enjoyed the general approach, the visuals, the philosophical exploration about creation and of course Michael Fassbender's double role was fantastic, but..."
    "But?"
    "But it kinda lacked everything that made the original so amazing, like the tone and psychological horror elements."
    "I see... well it was better than 'Prometheus' at least."
    "Well, yeah, but..."
    "Shhhh... you've said enough"

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    "He said welcome to the frickin’ Guardians of the Galaxy. Only he didn’t use ‘frickin’."

    How they were able to spawn a sequel to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is beyond me, but the creativity and exceptional directional ability of James Gunn continues to impress after the success of the fantastic predecessor.

    Pratt and co return as the titular 'Guardians of the Galaxy', slowly expanded by a few new (yet familiar) faces along the way. The gags, whilst occurring less than…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    "There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job."

    An unknown title, by an unknown director, starring an unknown lead, what does that form? Only one of the best damn dramas of this century to date. Inspiring, intense, reverent, Damien Chazelle's jazz-infused drama is an incredibly complex character study that has newcomer Miles Teller and veteran J.K. Simmons at the top of their game in this brilliant effort, 'Whiplash' is arguably the most riveting and…

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection

    ★★★★

    "All right, Popeye's here!"

    There's no denying how influential Friedkin's brilliant cop thriller is, and the stark imagery that accompanies it. I could continue to comment on the positive values on the film, of which there are many, but then it'd leave you asking why I didn't give it a 'masterpiece' rating. Well firstly, I saw this film for the first time many years ago, and it was due to a small clip of the famous car chase that made…