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  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow



    Based on the best-selling book by ex-CIA operative Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow is a bleak, darkly sexual and progressively more mean-spirited spy thriller chock-full of graphic nudity and violence. It follows Dominika Egorova (Lawrence), a Russian ballerina whose career is ended prematurely by injury. Desperate for money to pay her sickly mother’s medical bills, she agrees to help her agent uncle (Schoenaerts, preposterously slimy) out on a small job, but it doesn’t go well. She accidentally witnesses a brutal…

  • Sweet Country

    Sweet Country



    Well made, but predictable, obvious, over-earnest and ultimately boring.

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One



    Oh dear, this is not very good is it? I havent read Ernest Cline’s 2011 hit book on which this is based but its hard to imagine that its any less hackneyed than the film. The book is supposed to be a fan letter to ’80s pop culture, set in a world where icons from movies, games and TV became real. But the film, though at times technically pretty impressive (of course it is, come on its Spielberg), is…

  • Dunkirk




    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…