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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

    The road to Rise Of Skywalker - The Star Wars episodic rewatch 9/9

    Episode IX - The Rise Of Skywalker

    "We've passed on all we know. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.

    It's evident that Disney couldn't really handle the toxic backlash to The Last Jedi. The sheer breakneck pacing of The Rise Of Skywalker shows that J.J and team were trying to sweep episode 8 under the rug and appease the 'fans'.

    The…

  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

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    People going into this as a natural sequel to Kubrick's masterpiece The Shining will be disappointed. People going into this expecting a faithful adaptation of the 2013 book will get pretty much what they expect, with a few interesting changes.

    I think Mike Flanagan's last two feature films Hush and Gerald's Game were well done. As intimate, tight narratives, those films work well. Doctor Sleep is at times, unnecessarily bloated. Weighing in at 2 and a half hours, there is…

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  • Dolittle

    Dolittle

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    No offence to the Welsh accent, but what the FUCK is Robert Downey Jr saying?!

    Dolittle is a film chockablock with bizarre decisions - from the screenplay, to the direction to the awkward choices made by most of the actors.

    21 days of reshoots didn't do this film any favours.

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

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    Part 2 of a Friday night De Niro double-bill

    De Niro is effortlessly cool. One of the greatest pieces of American Cinema, Goodfellas is a tight-nit gangster chronicle with perfect pacing and a wide range of unforgettable characters. The casting is sublime - and just like most great Scorsese, the film flows naturally, even with a lengthy runtime the film never feels gratuitous or bloated. On this viewing I really took time to appreciate some of the masterful camera movements, and the excellent needle-drops used throughout.

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  • Toy Story 2

    Toy Story 2

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    A perfect sequel.

  • The Trip to Greece

    The Trip to Greece

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    As close as we'll ever get to seeing Coogan in a Bergman film wallowing about death and mortality.

    The fourth (and final?) installment in Winterbottom's The Trip series, Greece is an apt mix of tragedy and comedy. It hits all the beats that Coogan and Brydon have mastered over the last ten years, and I'll be very interested to see if and what the pair do next.