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  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

    Possibly one of the worst video game film adaptations I've seen, and I LIKED the Tomb Raider films. Everything about it felt messy and confusing, with characters who were just as messy and confused.

  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake

    ★★★★½

    As the kids say, this one hit me in the feels. A powerful political statement that really packs a wallop in the emotional department. The characters are people you see every day, but you're blind to their struggles.

  • Tickling Giants

    Tickling Giants

    ★★★★

    Revealing documentary with real heart at the core of it. Made me think how much freedom of press is taken for granted in Western society.

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★½

    Shares the same themes as The Lego Movie, which doesn't detract from how much fun The Lego Batman film was to watch—it was great. Will Arnett might be one of my favourite Batmans yet.

  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★★★

    90 minutes watching bullets fly? Sure why not. The characters and setting make this simple premise a real joy to watch.

    Side note: First Ben Wheatley film I've enjoyed watching.

  • The Belko Experiment

    The Belko Experiment

    ★★★

    A silly horror film that was trying to be more than it was. Or perhaps it could have been a whole lot sillier without needing to try to be a comment on society.

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

    With John Wick: Chapter 2 you know what you're in for—2 hours of Keanu Reeves beating the crap out of people. And that's alright with me.

    The universe the films are set in has been expanded, and there's a nice setup for Chapter 3, which I presume will be another 2 hours of Keanu Reeves beating the shit out of people. Again, I'm okay with that.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★★

    Artfully builds the dread as slowly as possible creating a sense of tension that had my full attention. Great psychological thriller.

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★½

    One of the few films I can honestly say I had no idea of where it was going. Superb film.

  • Morgan

    Morgan

    ★★

    Bland background characters and a predictable ending. With the talent involved in the film, Morgan should have been better.

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Jordan Peel's directorial debut gets two big thumbs up from me. Enjoyed the seamless mix of humour with real sinking dread.

  • Allied

    Allied

    ★★★

    With zero expectations of this film I was ... not taken surprise. But I wasn't disappointed, so that's got to be some sort of win for Allied.