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  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★★½

    Hey Shaun,

    This is well-paced, well acted, and tells this important story very well with likeable leads. Casting seemed to be spot on, and this never overdoes it with its portrayal of racism like some other films have (like making it seem over dramatised, whilst this does it very realistically).
    Yet, for the most part this is a VERY repetitive film that tells this story in a very straight forward manner that leads it to becoming quite plain and generic in regards to the tropes of a true story picture.

    A solid film with heart, but nothing truly unique.
    7/10.

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★

    Hey Shaun,

    Look... I'm just here for Will.
    However, the special effects and action were a strong selling point for me going in, and they mostly didn't disappoint. The VFX for the most part are exceptional, and really made this interesting premise come to life. Young Will Smith looked great and it was a joy getting to see this version of him once more. In fact, I also loved older Will Smith in this too, as I really bought into…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★½

    Hey Shaun,

    To put it simply; I liked this film but I didn't love it.

    Phoenix's performance is stellar (and probably equally as good or better than Ledger's), the score is quite good at times, the cinematography is very beautiful at times and quite different, and acting all around is great. I love the makeup and costume design for the Joker himself, I love SOME ways that this tries to tie into the wider DC universe, and the mental health…

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

    ★★

    Hey Shaun,

    This franchise is honestly so stupid and I effing hate it!

    Yes, this is shot wonderfully, has awesome lighting cues, and good action. But frankly that's it!

    Acting is fine and muted (Keanu, Halle) to poor and awkward (that sushi chef guy and the bald lady), with very few people having any character. And we are given literally no character development if I'm not mistaken.

    The plot consists purely of running, begging for help, shooting, fighting, running, asking…