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  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★★

    Note: This film constitutes a breather for me  from the World Cup (matches) me that will be taking up most of my time till the 14th June at the expense of film watching.

    60/100

    It’s been 11 years since George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon last teamed up as three con men pulling off a series of daring heists in the Ocean’s franchise. A lot has changed since– not least, the #metoo movement and women getting more visibility on…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    Did this have to be so overdetermined? No.
    Did we have to learn how Han Solo got his “surname”? No but it was fun learning it.
    Did we have to learn that Chewbacca is 190 years old? No but the context in which we find out is fun.
    Can Ehrenreich act or does he come across as smarmy and gormless rather than rogueish? No and yes.
    Is L3-37 the best character let alone robot in the Star Wars universe in…

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★½

    83/100

    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 portray 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…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★½

    46/100

    This is probably the silliest Jurassic Park film to date, especially once the action leaves the island. The power struggle between nature and science, a key strand of Jurassic Park’s DNA is now barely a passing thought. Any philosophical stuff in it is there merely to fill the gaps between dinosaur attacks. Only the other strand in 1993’s original remains, namely the struggle between being lunch and not being lunch. Once we leave the island It is quite frequently…