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  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★

    When I go to the cinema, what I really want is to be transported, to forgot on some level that I am sitting on a red chair in a dark room, and instead to feel caught up in the world portrayed on screen. It doesn't happen that often, but when it does it's a real treat. And it happened for me with American Honey. Mesmerising, hypnotic, beautifully made, visually stunning with magical sound design too, it keeps unfurling over 2…

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows

    ★★★

    A thoroughly enjoyable woman vs shark romp. Sure, there are more bum shots than strictly necessary, but it's well handled, tense, occasionally gruesome and never dull. I'd have cut the very last scene, but that's just me being picky.

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  • Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne

    ★★★

    I love Bourne. I've enjoyed every single Bourne movie, but this one didn't quite cut the mustard for me. In Supremacy and Ultimatum, Paul Greengrass achieved the incredibly rare feat of creating sequels that do not disarppoint, but he doesn't quite repeat that success here - mainly, I suspect, because it's the first one Tony Gilroy didn't write. There are still some fantastically thrilling scenes that really sweep you away, but the overall plot felt a little flat. Which brings…

  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special

    ★★★

    Good sci-fi fun. What it lacks in plot it makes up for in good performances. Oh and Londoners: is it just me or were you reminded of the Garden Bridge?