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  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    ★★½

    "There's sometimes a buggy. How many drivers does a buggy have?"

    There is a lightness of touch here, signalling, as comedies often do, that deep engagement in the story is not required. Unfortunately the comedy doesn't land most of the time and the story isn't strong enough nor the thrills thrilling enough for this to succeed in any genre. This version of Ant-Man could probably only have been directed by Edgar Wright, and the studio, obviously, should have given him…

  • Little Fockers

    Little Fockers

    ½

    There's a scene where De Niro has taken a tablet to maintain an erection. Unfortunately for him, it continues long after he needs. He asks his nurse son-in-law Stiller to administer a shot to counteract the affect. Whilst doing so, Stiller's son (De Niro's grandson) walks in and sees the whole thing and screams.

    Straight after that De Niro lies to his wife and daughter, claiming that the boy had a nightmare. As he walks away, his hand brushes against…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    If we are to take some of the character's feelings as representing the filmmaker's view, there were some attitudes that came through this film that I couldn't go along with. Although as a satire it avoids overtly stating anything and so invokes the shield of plausible deniability.

    They are as follows:

    - Theatre is better and more worthy than film.
    I find the theatre to be a great workshop for actors but the results have never impressed me as much…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm not so concerned about reboots, remakes or sequels as they don't take away from other versions, but could potentially add a new spin on a good story. So with that in mind, I watched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and had a good time. Most of the time.

    The early school scenes had a lightness of touch in the dialogue and performances that was charming, but the contrivances of the story were pretty tough to take. The Lizard and Spider-Man made…