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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    Wow! Absolutely fucking WOW! So much is made of the single-shot format - which is done as brilliantly in 1917 as it is in Birdman or Victoria - but that’s like focussing on the fine china a three-Michelin-star meal is served on. 

    There’s so much to compliment this film on that it seems churlish to try and pick ‘highlights’ but the things that really stayed with me are the way the film builds from a tight focused slow-burning tension, very…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    Jojo is a bit of a mess of a film. It’s certainly funny in places and the central turn by Roman Griffin Davis is terrific but the question I found myself returning to was “but why?”. I’m afraid the best answer I can come up with is that Tamika Waititi thought it would be fun to dress up as Hitler and everything spiralled from there, “The very best film you’ll see this year”? Not even the very best film I saw this weekend I’m afraid.

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  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ½

    I occasionally rent films like this so my wife can have a break from the (as she sees it) relentless stream of foreign language films, oddball films, films where 'nothing happens' and downright miserablist films.

    But what the actual Fuck? I quite liked the original Iron Man. Okay it was flashy and brash but it was also funny and fun. The second one was predictable and dull but this one is actively offensive.

    You can just see how the script…

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ½

    Absolute cock