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  • 6 Underground

    6 Underground

    ★★★

    This latest offering from director Michael Bay is convoluted and in need of some editing but the cinematography and use of location is jaw-dropping - I am confident that you will not find a better looking film this year.

    There's a lot to like but the story is muddled: heavy reliance on flashbacks to establish the lead characters derails the first half of the film, making it quite hard to follow or engage with Reynolds or his team. The action…

  • Angel Has Fallen

    Angel Has Fallen

    ★½

    What a thoroughly poor film this is - the third part in a series of films that got off to a lacklustre start and diminished with each subsequent entry. Angel Has Fallen's biggest crime is its total lack of originality - throwing in every single action/thriller trope that one can thing of into a pot that's more cremated than it is overcooked. Plot points are signposted way ahead of the point of delivery and even the action sequences are dull…

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  • Rush

    Rush

    ★★★★½

    Not an F1 fan, nor am I a lover of sports in general but this film is great. The two central performances are both effortless in their greatness and the actors play off each other well. Morgan's script is great and Howard keeps the whole thing buzzing along at a tremendous pace.

    I am really surprised by how much I liked this film.

  • Filth

    Filth

    ★★★★½

    Wow! Now here's a film that lets the viewer think for a change. A brilliant piece of writing and a cracking ensemble headed-up by a terrifically fearless performance from James McAvoy.

    Given that it's based on a book by Irvine Welsh there are bound to be comparisons to Danny Boyle's adaptation of Trainspotting but rest assured, Filth holds its own.