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  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★½

    I have a dream that one day Tommy Wiseau will accompany James Franco to the Academy Awards.

    I can't remember the last time a film made me continuously laugh like this one and despite all of the emphasis on humour, the actual relationship shared between Tommy and Greg is genuinely heartfelt and rather touching. At times it reminded me of the rapport between Johnny Depp and Martin Landau in Tim Burton's, 'Ed Wood'.

    Considering the source of inspiration what James Franco has done is miraculous. He has forged the worst film ever made into a genuine Awards contender.

    Anyway, how is your sex life?

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★

    More like 'Murder on the Polar Express'.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Denis Villeneuve has made the impossible, possible. I have made no secret of the adoration I feel for Ridley Scott's 1982 opus. The original 'Blade Runner' is the greatest science-fiction film of all time. Surely a sequel that comes within touching distance of replicating such quality seems unfathomable? With a director like Denis at the helm, expectations are already inflated. Any preconceptions that you may have had are irrelevant. Nothing can prepare you for the literal perfection that ensues.

    Villeneuve's…

  • It

    It

    ★★

    Easily, the most frustrating cinematic experience I've had this year.

    After viewing this adaptation and the 1990 TV miniseries, I have come to the conclusion that Stephen King's famous book would be better served as an episodic series. 

    It may sound like I'm about to contradict what I just said, but hear me out. This film feels incredibly long. I understand that 1,138 pages cannot be easily condensed, but I believe the people responsible for editing 'It' have made some…