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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout


    I committed a heinous movie-watching crime, as I went to see the sixth Mission Impossible film without having watched the fifth. I have been sent to movie jail for this do not worry.

    Anyway this film is a lot of fun, a great movie to watch on the big screen. It's definitely one of the better films in the franchise, though aside from M:I2, they've all been pretty consistent. There's a ton of thrills, from some excellent dynamic set-pieces and…

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro


    Hayao Miyazaki's feature film debut is a springy action adventure title based on an existing run of manga.

    This thrives with a plot that is constantly propelling forward, leaving no moment to spare, with hugely dynamic action sequences that have a more rough and tumble sort of aesthetic to Miyazaki's later more perfectionist and refined Studio Ghibli works. Lupin is a charming central character and the main plot is simple, but engaging as a classic mystery caper. It's pretty funny…

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina


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

    Ex Machina is a thought provoking and very topical film regarding A.I. It features a great directing debut for esteemed writer Alex Garland, as well as offering a showcase for three very talented up and comers; Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander.

    The plot wasn't as cliched as I was worried it may be, and caught me off guard with its twists and great characters. Oscar Isaac in particular was fantastic and his character was very interesting and believable.…

  • La La Land

    La La Land


    Don't mind me, just adding another glowing La La Land review to the neverending pile. This is a very grand film in every sense of the word and it stands out in the current film landscape in just how joyful and classically influenced it is.

    For a portion of the first half I was close to having an "is this it?" moment, because despite the huge musical numbers and inventive direction & cinematography, the plot was a bit run of the…