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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    ★★★

    I wasn’t looking forward to seeing American Sniper. I didn’t expect it to be terrible, I just expected it to be another war movie about a guy struggling to come to terms with life outside of warfare, and I was right. Pretty much everything here was done better in The Hurt Locker. Bradley Cooper is good-but-not-amazing as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American military history, but there was a lot missing from the story overall to make…

  • Sixteen Candles

    Sixteen Candles

    ★★★½

    Jesus, Anthony Michael Hall’s a bit rapey in this. I had no idea of the plot going in, and was actually expecting Pretty in Pink, which I’ve also never seen but I know it features a lip-syncing John Cryer and Harry Dean Stanton as Molly Ringwald’s father, neither of which can be said for Sixteen Candles, which sees Ringwald’s family forgetting her sixteenth birthday on the eve of her older sister’s wedding. I found the whole middle section odd, in…

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  • Insurgent

    Insurgent

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In a nonsense dystopia where people are separated into groups based on their personalities, four people are on the run as fugitives from the state, after rebelling in the previous film. These people are Tris (Shailene Woodley), her love interest Four (Theo James), her brother Caleb (Ansel Engort) and a dick called Peter (Miles Teller). They’ve been hiding out amongst the forgiving and generally pleasant Amity faction, but when Peter sells out the others, Caleb heads back to his home…