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  • Queen & Slim

    Queen & Slim

    ★★★★

    Cineworld Secret Screening. 
    We meet an unnamed couple, in the midst of a fairly unimpressive first (and, most probably, last) date in a diner. Their journey home takes an unexpected twist when there stopped by a racist cop. You kind of feel like you know where it’s going from here, deja vu creeps in from other films (The Hate U Give sprang to my mind), but then it doesn’t go where you thought it was going, and that sets the tone…

  • The Princess Switch

    The Princess Switch

    ★★★½

    I bought a Federico Fellini DVD boxset 4 years ago, it’s sat on a shelf gathering dust. I automatically will watch any talking dog, identical twin, talking baby, or body swap film before I ever watch that box set. I’m not sure what my point is here, other than the fact that The Princess Switch is a really enjoyable Christmas movie, with buy-one-get-one-free Vanessa Hudgens (who I’ve been fond of ever since High School Musical) switching lives for a few…

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  • Jingle All the Way

    Jingle All the Way

    ★★★½

    Arnold Schwarzanegger's bad parenting made Jake Lloyd grow up to be Darth Vader

  • Neighbors

    Neighbors

    ★★★★

    They've added a Bad to the front of the title here in the UK, presumably so some dimwit doesn't mistakenly wander into the cinema thinking they've finally made a big screen adventure for Harold Bishop and the rest of the denizens of Ramsey Street. As for the film itself, it's actually really funny. Rude, crude and lewd, but very funny. And it has plenty of good gags that weren't already ruined by overexposure in the trailers, which is rare for…