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  • Baywatch

    Baywatch

    The only time I laughed was when Zac said the line “as much as I know about laptops, I don’t know shit about computers!” and I only laughed because I have absolutely no idea what that even means, but it was delivered as if it were a punchline to a joke I was totally unaware was in progress. Boy oh boy, that really took me by surprise.

    That one moment aside, every single joke in this movie is worse than…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★½

    I've never been so shocked about a total lack of walkouts in the cinema as I was during this. The absence of steps/doors opening behind me was almost distracting.

    Gets suuuuper interesting once you know Ghostboy is our protagonist rather than Rooney; up until that point... ehhh. I'd be fascinated to know what anyone actually got from ten fucking minutes of pie-eating other than "it's Rooney Mara eating a pie". It's like Lowery devised that scene with the specific purpose…

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  • Barry

    Barry

    ★★★★

    Two words are curiously absent for the majority of Vikram Gandhi's Barry. Those words are 'Barack' and 'Obama'. In this year's other college-age presidential biopic, Southside With You, those words hang over the heads of the characters in every scene and therein lies the reason why the former is a considerably better film. Whereas SWY is a story about the two people who grew up to be President and First Lady, Barry is about a young man of mixed race…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    You know how during the final scene of Whiplash, you got that feeling as if your heart was about to burst out of your chest? Well that's pretty much how I felt for the whole of Mad Max: Fury Road.

    We'll start with the positives, and there are quite a few of them. On the whole, the film looks fantastic. The practical stunts are just as awesome as they were in The Road Warrior, and even most of the CGI…