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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    I liked this quite a bit, but as I watched Nolan's latest work I found myself thinking 'Love Actually'......

    OK bare with me on this one. 'Love actually' is a film that takes place around an event-Xmas (Dunkirk-Aftermath of the battle of Dunkirk) Both films are trying to define an almost intangible attribute - for Dunkirk it's 'What is it to be heroic?' (Love actually- 'What is it to be in Love or love someone?')
    So both films use intersecting…

  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

    ★★

    A great cast and talented director are wasted on an inherently silly concept, with an overly shallow nonsensical script.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★

    A great directorial debut by Alex Garland, that show-cases three great performances by Gleeson, Isaac, and Vikander.
    Themes of female objectification, voyeurism, & the idea of identity as a construct, make this a very clever little film indeed.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★★

    Matthew Vaughn delivers a cleverly funny, yet violent meta spy adventure . I now see this as the second film in a potential trilogy that started with Kick-Ass, & although not quite to that level of genius, this does belong in the same league.