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  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★★½

    Hacksaw Ridge is a wartime moviemaking tour de force and presents a harrowing true story encompassing the lionhearted bravery of one soldier, labelled a conscientious objector by his military superiors, and his unwillingness to veer from his faith or morality in the midst of the horrors of combat in the Japanese conflict of World War II. Immersive, gritty, impassioned, meaningful and thick with atmosphere, Mel Gibson here orchestrates a war epic full of heart and loaded with intense accomplished action,…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    I've been waiting for you, Star Wars. We meet again, at last. The Force is strong with this one. Disney and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, 2009) have awoken the dormant Star Wars space opera saga, and with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, have breathed new life into one of cinema’s most beloved franchises. Augmented by John Williams’ iconic, timeless score and enriched by the musingly resonant special effects, The Force Awakens takes the embodiment of a galactic nostalgia superweapon exploding…

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  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★

    This looks like a (similar) job for Superman! Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super… Excuse me. For a big budget motion picture remake of perhaps the most recognizable comic book superhero Man of Steel is a tamely run-of-the-mill effort. It is generic blockbuster personified, and is a bleak, characterless, lacklustre, uninspiring, disjointed and overly rigid entry in an intermittent franchise, which ironically struggles to take off. What’s the “S” stand for? Well in…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★½

    Django Unchained is quintessential Quentin and it delivers in a way only Tarantino can deliver. 
As with all of his directorial endeavours, Tarantino fittingly adopted a shackles are off, anything goes mentality. This mentality in the case of Django Unchained effectively translated on-screen to a gripping, extravagant, bloodthirsty, perfectly paced, often-humourous escapade with a serious political undercurrent that is thoroughly enjoyable. It is most definitely history altering, indulgent, audacious and continually outrageous, but it does make for spectacular viewing.

    Django…