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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★

    Watched more out of curiosity than any compelling desire to revisit a film I first saw over twenty years ago, ‘Candyman’ has reminded me why I forgot about it over the years since.

    In all honesty the concept itself seems largely pointless, while it’s still a mystery to me why a man made from bees, and with a hooked hand is given a name synonymous with chewy sweets, while his reason for existing seemed cobbled together with little thought to…

  • Deep Cover

    Deep Cover

    ★★★½

    Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely, no matter which side of the moral line you walk, and so ‘Deep Cover’ explores this age-old doctrine through the character of a man ultimately powerless to change the course of his fate.

    The palpable chemistry between Jeff Goldblum and Lawrence Fishburne essentially carries the weight of the narrative, and so it was almost a shame to see their relationship collapse for the sake of moral conflict, however as they say ‘nothing good…

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  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★★½

    My expectations were relatively low going in, but I’m very pleased to say that I enjoyed ‘The Meg’ far more than anticipated, not to mention the numerous times it had me jumping in my seat, which is a rarity these days.

    The production quality is high, the shark itself has its own character, and Jason Statham does a very credible job of putting himself against a threat so far unprecedented, and while the narrative is simple enough, it’s an entertaining…

  • Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    ★★★★★

    From the opening frame through to the closing shot, ‘MI3’ grabs ahold and simply refuses to let you go until you’ve been rollercoastered from one set piece to another, all while loving quite literally every second of it.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman is his usual excellent self, Ving Rhames thankfully snatches more than his usual screen time, and we also get to witness Simon Pegg’s induction into the MI team, and one which introduces some much needed comic relief, all of which makes this outing an instant action classic, and one that will never grow old in these eyes.