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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★½

    If films are judged according to how often and how well they hit their apparent targets (and they should), then Dunkirk is near flawless. Nolan has explained that he wanted to frame the rescue mission of allied troops from France at the beginning of WWII not as a traditional war film but as a thriller, a tale of suspense and survival, and he has managed to do exactly that. Even for a film telling a well known story this is…

  • Three

    Three

    ★★½

    Extremely ridiculous and ultimately quite silly, this tries for smoothness sleekness, excitement and  humour but ultimately ends up a mess.

    The tone is all over the place, with seemingly quite portentious and serious scenes immediately followed by quite silly ones and vice versa, best exemplified by a contrived and unbelievable climax with the protagonist and the antagonist hanginging from each other and dangling from a tall building, followed by a quite solemn and serious last scene. But To is a…

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★½

    Almost relentlessly bleak and quite painful to watch. With every kill you feel Logan's pain deepen, his dejection increase. This is a rare beast: a superhero film which takes itself extremely seriously yet is the better for it (when my usual problem with recent-ie last decade- superhero films is that they take themselves far too seriously). It is also a superhero film which feels almost nothing like a superhero film. I guess you could say its a mutant.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    This is a two and a half star film which is too nice, too earnest and too good-spirited to be given only two and a half stars.