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  • The Pass

    The Pass

    The characters, particularly Russell Tovey's Jason, are massively annoying and unlikable.  There's no subtlety to the performances but I think this is more an issue with the terrible script than the actors themselves.  Conversations are unrealistic between all characters, there's no natural flow to them and they reveal their feelings and secrets way too freely in situations where they'd naturally be more guarded.  Don't say it: show it!  There's no real believable motivation for any of their actions, such as…

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★★★½

    I didn't know what to expect from tonight's Odeon Screen Unseen. The consensus seemed to point towards Jackie so I was quite shocked, and pleasantly surprised, when the BBFC certificate revealed that it was Hidden Figures.

    What a truly wonderful film Hidden Figures is. It's been quite a while since I've felt such a mix of emotions during a movie: disgust, anger, suspense and, most of all, joy!

    I was fully invested in all the characters, particularly the three female…

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  • Twister

    Twister

    ★★★½

    Watched in 4D - I turned on the electric fan on the highest setting. Intense!

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★★

    I can’t remember how old I was when I was first introduced to Star Wars; my stepdad taped it off the Sci-Fi Channel sometime in the early 90’s and encouraged me to watch it. I think I was too young to fully appreciate it at first but it was after seeing The Empire Strikes Back another year later that I truly began to adore the franchise. I didn’t see Return of the Jedi for some years later so I spent…