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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Really great except pacing slowed down too much ... could have been 20 minutes shorter without hurting the movie. Hence the half star off, which I'd have thought impossible. I do love this director though ...

  • GoldenEye

    GoldenEye

    ★★★★

    A solid addition to the Bond franchise, especially since I've got a soft spot for Sean Bean. And also for Alan Cummings who was fun to watch as the Russian computer nerd. Pierce Brosnan did a very creditable Bond though my heart still yearned for Timothy Dalton. I was surprised to see that this was Judi Dench's first turn as M since I really thought that Casino Royale was the first time we saw her take that role. How wrong…

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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★

    19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.

    Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…

  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★★★

    Impossible to describe without spoiling, this is one of my favorite movies this year. Halfway through it suddenly becomes something different than you signed on for in a way that is disturbing, revelatory, and - by the end - ultimately completely satisfying.