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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★★

    No monster blockbuster this dumb has the right to look this good, or be this much fun. Jordan Vogt-Roberts has come from (almost) nowhere and announced himself with a deafening roar and a series of absolutely stunning set-pieces, directed with a Spielbergian pizazz you thought people had forgotten how to do. Let's not dwell on the writing, which (necessarily) uses broad and economically-written stereotypes to carry us from one incredible smack-down to the next, or on Tom Hiddleston's ludicrous sore…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    Deeply biting, genuinely thought-provoking and thankfully not-too-gory horror aimed precisely at liberal white folk who are comfortable in their belief they're not racist and are sick of jump scares and torture porn. Oh look, that's me. The writing here is sublime (there are so many clues in the first half that a rewatch is essential), and even if the last reel is a bit silly and rushed it doesn't matter. In a world of socio-political message-movies that yell into an…

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  • Oblivion

    Oblivion

    ★★★

    If you're the kind of person who liked Moon but a) needed every single piece of information explained to you at length and b) didn't think it had enough explosions or Tom Cruise in it, then Oblivion is for you.

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★

    Like Krypton itself, Man Of Steel collapses under the weight of its own excesses, its hollow core the cause of its doom. It's beyond saving.

    That said, fat Laurence Fishburne outjogging a collapsing skyscraper is proper lolz.