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  • Army of the Dead

    Army of the Dead

    ★★

    Zack Snyder certainly knows how to deliver an opening salvo. Unfortunately - as recent form shows - he seems incapable of sustaining that promise to feature length. Army of the Dead is no exception; after a thrilling 10 minutes of crackling, kinetic establishment, it descends into a noisy, charmless slog with little other than the decimated city of Las Vegas to recommend it. 

    You see, Las Vegas is well and truly in harms way; after some dozy soldiering from a…

  • Can't Stop the Music

    Can't Stop the Music

    Now, where in the wonderful world of Oz do I begin with this nightmare? In truth I’d rather not think about it again, but you just can’t stop Can’t Stop The Music; its awfulness is truly legion, burrowing into your psyche and haunting you mercilessly for decades. Consider this review an exorcism of sorts. Purging myself from its icy grip. And for the record this is my longest review yet, so don’t talk to me about irony. 

    It takes a…

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Christopher Nolan won’t make a bad film. The worst he’ll do is simply make another one. Tenet falls somewhere in between; a sumptuous, globe-trotting mega puzzle which for all its slick, brain bending action and narrative audacity, often teeters on the brink of self parody. Imagine a deathly humourless cross between Memento and Inception and you’re almost there.

    John David Washington is ‘The Protagonist’, a somber CIA operative embroiled in top secret international espionage. At the outset he is trying…

  • Possessor

    Possessor

    ★★★★½

    Tasya Vos isn’t feeling herself. In fact, few people are in Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. As played (with detached intensity) by Andrea Riseborough, Vos is an assassin but not in the traditional sense; using arcane equipment, Vos’ shadowy employers can transport her mind into that of an unknowing host and have her carry out these assassinations in their body. Job done, Vos forces the host to commit suicide and she’s outta there. 

    Her employer (quietly underplayed by the ageless Jennifer Jason…