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  • Glass Onion

    Glass Onion


    Glass Onion is a witty postmodern murder mystery. It is as intricate as its predecessor Knives Out, although the plot takes twists which almost fly off the edge of suspension of disbelief.

    Detective Benoit Blanc has cabin fever from coronavirus lockdown, and has spent several weeks without leaving his bath. He gets an invitation to attend a murder mystery party on a billionaire’s private island, the titular Glass Onion, with a group of famous 'disrupters' and socialites.

    Somewhat predictably Benoit’s…

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water


    Avatar: The Way of Water is big-budget filmmaking at its most stunning. The story is simplistic, but sheer scale and ambition make it an entrancing experience.

    The story picks up sixteen years after the end of the earlier movie, with Jake (Sam Worthington) fully integrated into Na’vi society and raising a family with wife Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), including teenage sons Neteyam (Jamie Flatters) and Lo’ak (Britain Dalton) and daughter Kiri (Sigourney Weaver).

    A human army once again invades Pandora, forcing…

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  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs


    Steve Jobs is a ferociously intelligent film about the costs of genius.

    The story is set at three product launches: the Apple Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT in 1988, and the iMac in 1998. It follows the conversations Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) had on the side lines, not the launches themselves, as he battles personal and technical problems to bring his products to the world exactly how he wants them.

    Jobs is complicated; an artist in a world of technicians,…

  • Chopper



    Chopper is about how bad people are made into heroes, because we prefer that image to the depressing truth.

    It is criticism of its subject which is subtle enough to pass unnoticed; it was approved by Mark Read, which shows that he isn’t as perceptive as the film makes him look.

    The film is a brutal takedown of the stories he told about his life, and how they were sold to the mainstream.

    Who is Chopper Read?

    Mark ‘Chopper’ Read…

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho


    Last Night In Soho is a head rush of a film: exciting, creepy, and glamorous. It’s an instant horror classic from Edgar Wright.

    Aspiring designer Eloise is in her first year of fashion school in London. She doesn’t fit in with other students due to her fixation on 1960s Soho. When she rents a room in a vintage bedsit she begins to have visions of a nightclub singer named Sandie and a technicolour version of the past. Soon the shadows…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad


    The Suicide Squad is a fantastic blend of comic book silliness with ultraviolence. There have been R-rated superhero movies before but rarely one this fun.

    The story follows a group of Z-list supervillains who are recruited to perform a shady covert operation for the US government, with mercenaries Bloodsport and Peacemaker as their nominal leaders. The mission takes them to a remote island in order to destroy a secret military research site called Project Starfish. To give further details would…