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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    Who'd have thought I'd shed tears over mo-cap CG apes. All of whom have more emotion in them than the all the human actors, except a couple. Great film, and a solid trilogy. Not many of those around these days.

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★

    I thought I had pegged the film within the first 15 minutes. Close, but not quite. The film deals with some heavy films deftly. Incredibly emotional.

  • Harry Benson: Shoot First

    Harry Benson: Shoot First

    ★★★

    There were some brief moments in the film where it looked like we were finally going to dig deeper into Harry, but those moments were skirted around. A (sadly) fairly standard documentary on an extraordinary artist.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    A film I can see myself watching over and over again. The opening car chase scene hooked me—I didn't need any more convincing after that that this was a film I was going to enjoy. Hugely enjoyable, villains who are truly villainous, and a hero I could get behind.

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★½

    An above average comic book film, and probably one of the best DC comic book film to come from the DC side of things since The Dark Knight Rises.

    A wholly enjoyable film, with Gal Gadot leading the way admirably.

    There are now so many comic book films, and so many origin stories, it's hard not to draw comparisons. Wonder Woman ticks every box that an origin story for a comic book hero needs to tick, but doesn't go beyond that. Which is what I was really hoping for.

    Good film, entertaining, needs something extra.

  • Goon

    Goon

    ★★★

    Gave Goon a watch after hearing all the hype about it. Not getting on the hype train. While it's a good film, it didn't knock my block off.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    Family's at the heart of GotG Vol. 2 and what a big heart it is. Thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable, the second Guardians film is another breath of fresh air for the Marvel film franchise.

    James Gunn, I hope you and your team can keep this up!

  • Table 19

    Table 19

    ★★

    The Breakfast Club but at a wedding?

  • CHiPS

    CHiPS

    ★½

    A film crafted around Dax Shepard's love and skill on bikes. Turns out, that doesn't make for a great film.

  • Ender's Game

    Ender's Game

    ★★

    One of those, I bet the book was better, situations.

  • Icarus

    Icarus

    ★★★★

    Fairly standard documentary revealing an astounding story.

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Fully expecting an average British style dramedy, entertaining enough for a flight. How wrong could I have been? An inspirational little film with fantastic performances from all. And one that's made me want to revisit India.