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  • On Chesil Beach

    On Chesil Beach

    ★★★

    Ian McEwan adapts his own 2007 novel for the screen for director Dominic Cooke, helmer of 2016’s edition of The Hollow Crown, itself a relatively disappointing follow up to the 2012 original. Once again, Cooke’s adaptation is here probably somewhat less successful than a previous Saoirse Ronan starring McEwan adaptation proved to be back in…2007.

    That’s not to say it’s bad, that’s far from the case, there is a total assuredness about the production from a craft point of view,…

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★½

    The first thing to say about this film for anyone like me that found the first one almost too obnoxious to stand is that while this one does still dabble plentifully in Ryan Reynolds nonstop Chandler Binging, and the wink to the camera referential humour, it feels at least to me to be less reliant on that stuff than its predecessor, and most of what there is comes early on (or in the end credits).

    Some of the movies funniest…

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    So, after 17 years and 9 movies, Hugh Jackman’s starmaking, career defining run as Wolverine comes (allegedly) to an end. To say that the solo Wolverine run has saved the best for last might not be saying all that much, but it’s certainly, thankfully the case.

    Director James Mangold returns to the franchise he dragged out of utter mediocrity in 2013 with The Wolverine, a film that not only gave Hugh Jackman more to do as an actor than this…

  • Our Little Sister

    Our Little Sister

    ★★★★½

    It’s tough to know what to say about a movie like this. The latest from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda is a movie that might feel sort of slight if you find yourself focusing too much on the relaxed, narrative journey that it takes you on across its 2 hour run time, but I think the wonder of it is not in the story in which no voice is raised in anger, and no act of violence present to shock the audience…