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  • Jerry Before Seinfeld

    Jerry Before Seinfeld

    ★★★

    It'd be more better as a true documentary but for fans of Seinfeld, it's great to hear him as funny as ever.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    I really enjoyed this, even though on reflection I don’t think it ever transcends the fact that it’s a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. There’s certainly a lot to like. The casting is great, the Vulture is not your typical bad guy, it’s funny and the film is consistently subverting your expectations.

    Where it fails in the failure to truly commit to that last bit. It still ends the way superhero movies always end and it refuses to make the move the script is crying out for: Spider-Man should reject Iron Man and view him as a threat and a menace.

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  • GoldenEye

    GoldenEye

    ★★★

    The older I get and the more times I see this, the less I like it. Perhaps it was never as good as I first thought and it was merely the sheen of seeing my first Bond on the big screen. Or maybe in the shadow of the Craig Bond movies, you can see what they were going for but also how far they were for achieving it.

    There are still some brilliant set pieces. The opening mission is as…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

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

    I finished the film feeling... complicated. I was gripped throughout and loved all of the performances. But I was nagged constantly by the question of what responsibility, if any, a movie has to the societal context in which it is made? In a society where women who are the victims of domestic violence face an incredible struggle does a movie, or any creative work, have a duty to keep this in mind when telling a story where the 'victim' turns out to be a psychopath?