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  • Alpha




    Almost as good (looking) as the wildly overrated The Revenant, survival story of a (prehistoric) boy and his wolf, who eventually becomes domesticated, which leans a bit too heavily on cgi. Expected to hate it. Didn’t. Thought that I would be bored. Wasn’t.

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born



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  • 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 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…

  • 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 it’s 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…