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  • Quincy

    Quincy

    ★★★

    Hagiography? Absolutely. It’s literally a tribute by a daughter (Rashida Jones) to her father, the legendary music producer. But it gives useful context for those infamous recent interviews. While at times, like those viral quotes about ‘Bono’s castle’ and whatnot, it verges into unintentional self-parody (when he plays impresario for a handful of benefit concerts, his choice of artists seems fixed in a very particular time and place), what comes across most is his sincerity in recognising the power of whatever influence he has, and using it to make the world better for its own sake, unlike certain contemporary artists I could mention.

  • Hannibal

    Hannibal

    ★★½

    Ridley Scott’s gothic opera to Jonathan Demme’s more hemmed-in chiller.

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  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★★★

    I think there's been some misreading of Deadpool among local film critics, who appear to have watched it through the lens of 'oh not another comic-book movie' and allowed that to colour their take on its very deliberate schtick. I can't even say I blame them, as such, because Deadpool is the very definition of a movie squarely aimed at fans, even more so than, say, The Force Awakens and its fan pandering at the expense of a better story,…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★

    The embargo's finally lifted so I can share with you all my surprising take on the second Avengers flick: it's shite.

    Now calm down, I will be fair; there are some improvements on the first one, which I hated with a burning passion. The awful 'witty' dialogue has been toned down for the most part. The treatment of the characters is more sympathetic to their solo adventures, if not canon. The Hulk, written backwards from one of those oh-so-witty lines…