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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    This is the kind of film that makes you want to demand SO MUCH MORE from every other superhero film on the market.

    Look, cynical exercises in brand management have no right to be this stupidly good, but honestly, I wouldn't have expected anything less from a Lord & Miller joint. The sheer geeky passion they bring to their projects is utterly infectious, and their meta approach to blockbuster storytelling helps revitalise a familiar superhero origin that has played out in…

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★

    I have to say, it's very on-brand for Disney to paint the internet as some sort of squeaky-clean dream factory.

    Look, I've come to the conclusion that this series just isn't for me, which is fine, but is it too much to ask for a kid's film that thoughtfully examines our relationship with the internet? Especially when parents aren't always the greatest at introducing their kids to the deceptively complex space of the internet. I shit you not, the most…

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    ROBBED AT THE OSCARS AND STILL NO ARRESTS? HOW COME, CHIEF WILLOUGHBY?

  • Wreck-It Ralph

    Wreck-It Ralph

    ★★★

    It's fine, I guess? There's actually a really interesting thread in here about our collective amnesia of older videogames, as exacerbated by the industry's all-consuming obsession with increasingly shiny graphics and a flippant disregard for preservation, but thank god that's a problem exclusive only to this particular form of media, right?

    For some reason, the writers relegated all that to the backstory of a minor character, along with the other interesting theme of childhood mental illness, so we're instead stuck…