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  • Elle

    Elle

    ★★★½

    Some people really do deal with shit in their own way, don't they?

  • Point Blank

    Point Blank

    ★★★★

    John Boorman's deconstructed noir, a tapestry of crash-bang action, chiaroscuro composition and dream logic plotting, bridges the gap between classic Hitchcockian suspense and the 1970s paranoia zeitgeist. It's also deliberately obtuse and hard to follow, and not immediately rewarding. A film to appreciate more than love at first sight, but it's one you won't forget in a hurry.

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  • 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…

  • 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,…