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  • Borg vs McEnroe

    Borg vs McEnroe

    ★★★

    Tennis remains the second most boring sport on the planet (after golf, obviously). This hasn't changed my view in any way. Sleepy Le Beef was less tiresome than usual but the script is pretty predictable.

  • Patti Cake$

    Patti Cake$

    ★★★★

    Rarely do I leave a screening with a big stupid grin on my face. Not going for the obvious ending was a big part of this...

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  • InRealLife

    InRealLife

    ★★★

    Interesting but flawed documentary on the impact of the internet on young people and their loss of privacy.

    Prone to sweeping generalities about the lives of teenagers and some occasionally alarmist social media commentators, 'InRealLife' recognises the way big players like FaceBook and Google are interested primarily in ways to monetise everything about our lives, but assumes that we are all too passive in resisting the lure of the advertisers (does anyone click on ads on FaceBook?). It also fails…

  • Detroit

    Detroit

    ★★★

    Interesting but flawed film that ahistorically sells the perennial "few rotten apples" myth of police racism and corruption. It's not difficult to imagine a black director would have understood the institutional nature of these issues instinctively.

    Furthermore, Boyega's potentially interesting character and the motivations for his actions are wholly undeveloped. As for rhe trial section in the last third, it added little more than "white cops got away with murder in the 60s". This is hardly news: indeed, it has hardly changed 50 years on, demonstrating Bigelow's absolute tin ear for social context, despite the other qualities the film may possess.