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  • Power Rangers

    Power Rangers

    ★★

    Chronicle meets Breakfast Club with a splash of Thor, but somehow nowhere near as good as any of them, Power Rangers is definitely a product of its time.

    Buried deep within this clunky, overly long, bro-step, millennial retooling is a vibrant, energetic and endearing sci-fi action flick but it’ll take some digging to find.

    The characters are all just a little too “edgy”. There’s a painfully cynical drive to spread the Venn diagram of target demographics as widely as possible.…

  • Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful.

    Playing upon similar themes of some of my favourite Studio Ghibli films, Song of the Sea is an exercise in understatement, exquisite storytelling and Irish mythology, but it’s also so much more than that.

    It’s about the relationship between siblings, it’s about a family dealing with loss, it’s about the continuation of tradition in a modern world. I was felled by this film.

    The themes resonated with me profoundly, the animation is gorgeous and the voice talent added real, emotional heft to the visuals.

    Definitely not the kind of gem I was expecting while mining for in-flight movie trash!

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…