DaveRoberts

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  • The Marvels

    ★★★★

  • Dogma

    ★★★★½

  • Fantasy Island

    ★★★½

  • Haunt

    ★★

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  • The Marvels

    The Marvels

    ★★★★

    After hearing so many people claim that this movie was the deathknell of the MCU, I say down to watch it with very low expectations. Turns out, I had no need to set them so low, because this entry in the MCU might be the feature length bright spots of the last couple of years.

    It's fun, it has a musical number that actually makes sense, it goes back to several beats from previous films, and had a villain in…

  • Haunt

    Haunt

    ★★

    I really wanted to like this film, but...

    Spoilers follow:

    This is a well shot movie, great lighting, decent special effects and makeup, the soundtrack is passable, but I was extremely bored by the generic story and characters.

    The betrayal of the group by a haunt employee is agonizingly obvious. There's no reason to care for any of the victims. The discovery of the Haunt itself is played off as an almost supernatural happening, yet the rest of the movie…

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    The cinematography alone is enough to justify the entrance fee, let alone the music, costuming and performances from the two leads. Cameos aplenty from a host of British acting A-Listers, but it's Chapman and Mackay that steal the show with their performance as two friends, battling their way to the front line, with an urgent message from the top brass. A lot has been made about the fact that the film is made to look as though it's one continuous…

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★

    Man, how do you review a movie like this? If it had ended after the first half hour I would have absolutely savaged this, but when viewed as a whole, this film is so chock full of invention and heart. More comedy than horror, this is a love letter to creative people working in a medium that all too often can become formulaic and cut throat. The bad acting is so well done, the actual acting is excellent, the effects…