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  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

    ★★½

    Stop. Cutting. Back. To. Fassbender. On. A. Big. Robot. Arm.

  • Manhattan

    Manhattan

    ★★½

    Allen is a likeable goof because he's self-deprecating about being a narcissistic man-child, as if that's justification to be so, and continually portrays himself as the victim of the actions of the other unlikable characters. Yeah there's some nice humour and the cinematography is great, but really, did I miss something or is that relationship not just incredibly creepy?

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    It took a while for this film to find its feet tonally for me, leaning too heavily on the comedy in the first act, but eventually it struck the balance well. Certainly not as (seemingly) effortless as Vol 1 was, you could almost hear the plot machinations clicking into place. But where Marvel movies sometimes lack in memorable plots, they more than make up for in strong characters. There's something to be said about having a cast of almost 10…

  • The Young Offenders

    The Young Offenders

    ★★★★½

    Comfortably the funniest film I've seen this year, the balance between utter nonsense and moments of genuine sincerity can so often be fumbled (I'm looking at you, The Stag), but here it seems completely effortless. Some minor pacing issues and PJ Gallagher's misjudged antagonist aside, this is one of the most enjoyable homegrown productions in a long time.