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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    We fade in…
    After a short sequence of stylised credits we cut to a dimly lit interrogation room, a grouchy detective puts down his things and starts interrogating the boy. Our introductions to the two characters are minimal and the context even less so. The credits play simplistically as the characters talk, punctuated by effective moments of flashback.
    Wait- have I walked into the right movie? This isn’t The Incredibles 2 is it? The movie I expected to be a…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    Really enjoyed this but Wes Craven namedropping himself was gross. Half-star deduction.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★½

    I’m going to upset many people here, but this is just my take:
    This movie just speaks volumes about how far a slow pace and “philosophical” themes can get with you with a certain stripe of critic and how far intertextual imagery and returning characters and messages can get you with a particular brand of fanboy and as someone who loves the original Blade Runner but can acknowledge its flaws I found Blade Runner 2049 to be a crushing disappointment.…

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★★

    The Thin Red Line is a truly unique and unbridled cinematic experience, one’s whose poetic presentation does little to affect the raw viscerality of the flawless action sequences where the full scope, both physically and mentally, of WW2 is brought to life in a manner than makes Malick’s film the finest depiction of the war ever put on screen. It’s a movie whose high-minded aspirations and thematic complexity offers a happy median to the whole-hearted patriotism of Saving Private Ryan…