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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

    Damn, that Bradley Cooper is one talented guy!

    Such confidence in direction. Full of close-ups that initial grate yet turn quickly into compelling, gut and heart wrenching moments and draw you so deeply into the performances. The way he chooses to stage the concert footage in particular is so kinetic.

    It doesn't hurt that he has the songs to go with it too. I could see the soundtrack turning into a classic. There's gonna be Oscars here for sure.

    Yes,…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    Utterly thrilling. Easily the film of the summer. Both entertaining and technically magnificent.

    Christopher McQuarrie has marshalled a remarkable team effort here. Sure, Cruise is the star and what he does here defies the expectations you could have of any 56 year old man! He literally throws himself into every scene - both big and small.

    His contribution though, impressive as it is, wouldn't have as much impact without the support of the off-camera crew. Just think for a moment,…

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  • Kingdom of Us

    Kingdom of Us

    ★★★★½

    If there was ever any doubt as to what impact a suicide has on the families left behind, then this is the documentary to watch. Extraordinary frankness, bravery, and humility from those involved - and those filming. The family don't seem affected by the camera at all, and this reveals truths which many won't have been able to empathise with before. An incredibily honest approach from people clearly deeply affected by trauma.

  • The Mothman Curse

    The Mothman Curse

    ½

    A director completely out of his depth. Sad to see such an abundant lack of talent and volume of abysmal decisions in shot composition, sound and editing. Truely terrible and, worst, I suspect no one involved in the production dared to tell him.

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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★★

    An all round bona-fide British classic. Heart-warmingly funny with a top notch cast and tremendous effects. Could become a Christmas favourite for all the family.

  • Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass

    ★★★★½

    Still feels fresh. Laugh out loud funny, sends up the genre perfectly, and Cage is excellent.