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  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★½

    Felt strangely satisfying in terms of drawing things together, in spite of itself. It did as good a job of integrating the characters as I can imagine in light of the fumbled introductions already received. While the flaws are manifold in this (not least a woefully underdeveloped villain) most of the blame lies in previous entries robbing this film of some of its necessary gravitas.

    I chuckled good a few times but the humour didn’t feel too crowbarred-in.

    1. Spent…

  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

    ★★★

    I dug the goofy wackiness in this more than the last couple of more po-faced instalments.

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  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    ★★

    9/11 porn for the easily manipulated.

  • Apocalypto

    Apocalypto

    ★★★★½

    A truly remarkable work of action cinema from a director who really knows how mix together a thrilling cinematic cocktail (2 parts adrenalin to 1 part mysticism, with a turbo-charged shot of viscera for extra kick).

    It's essentially a chase movie and it's near-relentless. It looks great, with some rough-and-ready use of handheld and body-mounted cameras. It flows well, with economic character set-up before it all kicks off. It ratchets up the tension and offers some wonderful set piece action…