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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    Tom Holland and Michael Keaton do well (the latter with a weak villain), but the writing and some of the CGI is poor. It's not really a Spider-man film because it just can't stop crushing on the Avengers, which is a shame.

    A lot of fun still to be had though.

  • Too Many Cooks

    Too Many Cooks

    ★★★

    God, please just stop.

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Spike Jonze's first feature film since 2009's Where the Wild Things Are is every bit as humanist and gut-wrenchingly tender. And more. As Joaquin Phoenix's Theodore Twombly - a faux-love letter writer - struggles to cope with his own troubles of romance and L.A. life, he purchases a state-of-the-art operating system, Samantha, which he befriends and becomes increasingly infatuated with.

    What gripped me most about Where the Wild Things Are was Jonze's ability to adapt what is essentially a story…

  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★

    The soundtrack is straight out of a John Carpenter film, the central character from a certain 1984 James Cameron effort, and the final third's one that echoes The Shining. All its tongue-in-cheek pastiching aside though, what it most closely resembles (and I only put my finger on this when someone mentioned it afterwards) is Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt, but somewhat less domestic. Dan Stevens is also fantastic in a darkly nuanced central performance.