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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…

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★

    Rather flat despite pretty decent performances by Renner and Olsen.

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  • 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…

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

    ★★★★

    At first I thought this was a documentary in which Carrey was going to parade his over-the-top goofy antics and, to a certain extent it is, but - as the movie continues - it becomes a complex insight into a famous actor's personality. 

    There are some wonderful moments (Carrey/Kaufman's wrestling which ends up with the actor in hospital) and, watching Carrey method-act Kaufman's last days dying of cancer is pretty moving. 

    Most of all I came away from the documentary…