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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★★

    A disappointing reimagination, made more disappointing when the filmmakers flex what they're good at and forge truly fantastic sequences, only to juxtapose them against drab and lifeless drama, however visually impressive it may be.

    This is not to say that The Lion King doesn't have its moments, and when it does they are stunning pieces of cinema. Action scenes are, in this format, able to do more than the limits of 2D animation allow, adding incredible dynamism and punch. Visually…

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★

    One entire bland episode frustratingly stands out enough to bring down this otherwise magnificently well constructed and executed, slow burning drama turned horror series. The show is fantastically written, emphasises the sheer scale of the disaster and through excellent shooting and lighting, sells an incredible, lingering gutrenching sense of dread through every single scene.
    Chernobyl is fantastic and does almost exactly what it sets out to.

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★

    A movie far too epic for its own good.

    Incredible set pieces, fantastic action, magnificent visual effects and gorgeous, gorgeous music.
    A story of absolutely no worth serves as a vehicle for spectacle in a sheer no-bullshit way.

    Expect 2 hours of Godzilla fighting a load of shit and nothing more, and the movie will deliver.

  • Chef

    Chef

    Absolutely awful. Misses all the rhyme, reason, spirit and even logic of the Jon Favreau absolute classic.