DoctorDrax

DoctorDrax

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Favorite films

  • Starman
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • True Romance

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  • Save the Cinema

    ★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★★

  • The Tender Bar

    ★★★

  • Astronaut

    ★★★

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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★★

    "New York in the '80s...It's like The Walking Dead."

    Having been my most anticipated movie of both 2020 and 2021 (Covid saw it delayed from it's original June 2020 slot), it was a relief somewhat to see this finally land in cinemas, and not be relegated to a streaming platform.

    I've a feeling this will have more than it's share of detractors, whether it's bemoaning the loss of it's New York City backdrop, or the over reliance on/ lack of…

  • The Wife

    The Wife

    ★★★★

    "There's nothing more dangerous than a writer who's feelings have been hurt."

    Bit of a special one in terms of the lead performances. Glenn Close and Johnathon Pryce headline, and both deliver an acting masterclass. Pryce plays Joseph Castleman, a writer on a trip to Stockholm to receive his award for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His devoted wife, Glenn Close's Joan, accompanies him, and we begin to see cracks in their longstanding relationship. Through flashbacks, the viewer is given…

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  • The Climb

    The Climb

    ★★★★

    "If I catch you, I'm gonna kill you!"

    This truly wonderful indie comedy drama is highly original, and almost defies description other than following a very skewed, sometimes highly toxic relationship. Best friends Mike and Kyle certainly have the most unconventional of one, and there are definitely elements that anyone who has ever known a 'frenemy' will relate to. It hits the ground running, and sets it's stall out very early on. It's to the film's credit that more happens…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    "He was like a little green elf..."

    They clapped. They cheered. And damn, just what an utterly joyous night at the cinema this was! Jon Watts' Spider-Man trilogy closer does so with style, and in very grand fashion. After very much enjoying first outing 'Homecoming', but 'Far From Home' less so, this third instalment surprises by usurping them both in a big way. I'll deliberately avoid the likes of Civil War, and Avengers movies as they were more of an…

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  • The Tomorrow War

    The Tomorrow War

    ★★★½

    "I hate to agree with conspiracy Santa..."

    Based on some very lacklustre trailers, tepid promotional artwork, and it's direct to streaming nature, this had me sharpening my critical knives prior to viewing. I'm unexpectedly happy to report that it's more than worth your time if you're a fan of the genre. Although it doesn't get much beyond it's premise of Chris Pratt Vs Aliens, it never takes itself too seriously and has more than a bit of fun with it's…

  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

    ★★★★

    "Is that Darth Vader or Yoda?"

    I never saw this one coming! What an utterly charming little film. I'm far from the biggest fan of the rom-com genre, but the fusing of it with a 'time loop' scenario elevates it above the ususal fare. Yes, Groundhog Day wrote the book on this, and it's referenced more than once in the film, as is 'Edge Of Tomorrow'. But this time around, it's more of a 'knowing' journey with lead Kyle Allen…