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  • Fast & Furious 6

    Fast & Furious 6

    ★★★

    Terrible dialogue yet again, and there are times when you feel it’s struggling to find space and time for all of the characters to actually do or say something, but obviously these films stand or fall on their car chases and races, and Fast & Furious 6 has two stupendously dumb and entertaining sequences to both marvel at and guffaw through: the crew v tank takedown (which culminates, hilariously, with Vin Diesel flying through the air like Superman) and the crew…

  • Fast Five

    Fast Five

    ★★★½

    Well, they definitely upped the ante with this Rio-set entry, bringing back a number of old characters for a ridiculously stoopid but hugely entertaining heist movie. In terms of the big set pieces I’m less of a fan of the safe being dragged through the streets than I am of the train sequence, which is terrific fun – it’s so over the top that I was chuckling away to myself by the end of it. Despite certain limitations Paul Walker…

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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★½

    Emotionally stirring, striking and heartfelt. I'd have given this five stars but have knocked half off for the awkward, jolting, shoehorned-in Will Oldham monologue (which, to his credit, he does deliver skilfully); it does set up the third act, but I wish the ghost of Casey Affleck had thrown a plate at him 30 seconds in.

  • Triumph of the Will

    Triumph of the Will

    ★★★½

    Had to watch it again. I think the neighbours are starting to get worried.