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  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    Having just learnt it’s best to watch a Ridley Scott film as a pitch-black comedy, where he hates his own characters and mocks them, I watched this movie where that’s overtly the case. No theories needed. The House of Gucci is a critique of the morally-vacuous European rich of the 1980s for 2.5 hours. Buckle up.

    Scott’s repeated theme is obvious here – Frankenstein – or the amoral creation rising up to murder their father or creator. In this case,…

  • Grown Ups 2

    Grown Ups 2

    Ignore its basic title; which is just there to alert ordinary folk a film exists for them - and ignore the sequel factor, this is a stand-alone story (and far better than the first) - and ignore the atrocious 8% score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics who must hate their fellow neighbours. Grown Ups 2 was a smash-hit at the box office, and it’s one of the sweetest and funniest comedies of the decade.

    Sandler's on fire again here with…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    The first 20 minutes were promising. Gotham City is the star of the show, with a mood very reminiscent of the Arkham video games, and it's fun seeing the character be reinvented for the twelfth Batman movie (excluding the cartoons). This one has an emo/grunge mood right down to a Nirvana song. That's not inherently bad. Emo and grunge were genuine 90s subcultures and I'm not surprised they're being recycled 25 years on.

    There's a veil of 90s nostalgia to…

  • Ukraine on Fire

    Ukraine on Fire

    An eye-opening documentary from 2016 that explains the chaos in Ukraine and reveals Russia's point of view. This war started long ago, and Putin is neither crazy or Hitler 2.0, despite the screaming fits and hysteria from media sources. Obviously that doesn’t mean he’s a saint either.

    Produced by Oliver Stone, who certainly sympathises with Russia but is against the recent invasion, and directed by a Ukrainian, the doc packs a huge amount of information into a short space of…