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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One


    Visually has a lot to offer, with one real high point of a sequence that cinema fans will really enjoy. As a film though, you can’t help but wonder why Spielberg was attracted to this script. It’s really, really expositional (particularly in the first act), often when it doesn’t need to be or even when it doesn’t make sense. Despite this, I’m still not sure why the bad guy was doing what he was doing at the end either. But yeah, it’s fun to look at for a couple of hours I suppose.

  • Annihilation



    Absolutely fine. I think it’s reaching a bit further than it needs or probably deserves to, while also meandering for quite a while, but all things considered it’s interesting enough. Would I have watched it if it was in cinemas? No. Would I feel fulfilled if I’d seen it on the big screen? No. Am I happy that an experimental sci fi flick like this gets seen because of streaming services? Absolutely. And yes, I preferred Ex Machina.

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    John Carter


    With the heart of classic 80s adventure and a modern aesthetic, #johncarter did what so many have failed to do. It made me feel like a kid.

  • Upside Down

    Upside Down


    Seriously. This film is so reliant on the suspension of disbelief that it becomes completely ridiculous.

    There are things that could probably be explained easily, alongside essential plot machinations that make no sense whatsoever. So what does the movie do to address the issue? Nothing. Instead it leaves the viewer scrabbling around looking for something to cling to - like the characters in the film who manipulate the rules of gravity to suit whatever the…