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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    Impressive. Throughout, this movie frustrated my expectations. The trailer seemed to establish the movie as a derivative Exorcist-type affair. It's not. It's actually quite disturbing and the revelation at the end works incredibly well. Highlight of 2018.

  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★½

    Expected movie to be dreadful but it turned out to be watchable for the most part. Too much Rock and not enough giant monsters smashing up buildings. Best parts involved a giant flying wolf and a massive mutated alligator hitting things.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    So awful. This is a Crystal Skull!

    I groaned over and over at the poor plot decisions and cheap humour.  This is very close in tone to the Prequels. 

    At the end I really expected the little boy to climb on his broom and fly off accompanied by the Harry Potter theme.

    Terrible movie.


    EDIT: I waited until I saw the reviews and I’m astonished to see the positively gushing GotG2-like reviews everywhere (which get qualified much later). When my…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    Compelling throughout. Wonderful performances and SFX. Music appeared to be a more ambient echo of Vangelis rather than asserting itself - but worked very well.

    My reservations are that the creators attempted to cram far too much conceptually into the film (which was incedibly interesting) to the detriment of the plot, which I think struggled. There was a flat tone to the movie which reflected the character of the replicant blade runner, K. The director certainly knows how to build…