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  • The Children Act

    The Children Act

    ★★

    Nice work from Emma Thompson but the script felt artificial and contrived. While there were some interesting themes in the plot (a 20 year marriage in crisis, a family court judge faced with a complex moral dilemma), the film spent too little time in the courtroom and instead wallowed in excessive melodrama. Bits of it creeped me out and other bits felt manipulative. I just wasn’t buying this one...

  • Creed II

    Creed II

    ★★★½

    For me, Creed was such an unexpected surprise. Not my kind of movie in general yet i think it worked on every level. Creed II maintains a lot of the good stuff (great fight sequences, Micheal B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone) plus a few new tricks (guest appearances by Dolph Lundgren and Brigitte Nielsen). Despite this, the movie felt formulaic and a touch contrived, lacking the magic of its predecessor. Not complaining too much though - it still makes for a damn a good night out.

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★½

    Trippy... haunting... and just a wee bit disturbing. I loved the themes running through the film. Im not really sure what happened in the last 30 mins but i was completely engrossed. A film that takes you to interesting places but doesnt give answers (in the best possible way). I think it will stick with me for a long time.

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★½

    Heist movies just aren’t my thing. But this was better than most. It was gritty and taut, delivering more substance than the fluff of Oceans 8. And Viola Davis was just great. Entertaining enough, but not particularly memorable.