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  • Coming 2 America

    Coming 2 America

    ★★½

    Coming 2 America finds Akeem (Eddie Murphy) as the newly-crowned King of Zamunda, looking for a male heir rather than a bride, which takes him back to the Big Apple once he’s told he has an illegitimate son living there unaware of his royal bloodline. It’s almost a remake of the first adventure, but with Akeem’s son, Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler), soon becoming the focus of a Coming to Zamunda movie. Or rather he should be the focus. One problem with…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I have no idea why this film has a character randomly reveal how a “suicide” was faked (as there’s a good chance you won’t have figured it out for yourself by this point), and we then have to wait almost another hour for Jimmy Stewart to work it out too. Why do that?

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  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    Sorry, but this doesn't deserve the acclaim festooned upon it. 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, I see. Amazing.

    Toni Erdmann is a German drama miss-sold as a comedy (the lead actress even agrees), about an eccentric father with a love of disguises, who pays his estranged career-minded daughter a surprise visit and proceeds to cause her great embarrassment.

    Good idea. Funny idea. They're going to remake this with Kristen Wiig and Jack Nicholson. So someone clearly thinks it's a comedy in…

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★½

    I was expecting to have lots of bones to pick with Bohemian Rhapsody, but to ultimately enjoy its spirit, the performance of Rami Malek (who got a 'Best Actor' Oscar for playing Freddie Mercury), and Queen's music...

    I certainly wasn't expecting to find this as simplistic, hurried, and undramatic as it was, and heaven knows what the Academy was thinking when they voted for Malek---who's a great actor, but is only really doing a half-decent impersonation with some wigs and…