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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Even better second time around (and in IMAX).

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ★★★

    The first one of these was surprising and fun. This is more of the same, so it is fun, but not surprising.

    If you are after an undemanding night out, this will probably do. While solid, it'll not linger long in the memory, unlike the first one. There are three sequences in the first film which still stick in my mind. I can barely remember a thing from this one, which I only finished watching a couple of days ago.

    Why the John Denver obsession from this years film makers (Free Free, Alien Covenant and now this)? Not a complaint, just an observation.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★★

    I honestly have never had an hour and a half go so quickly.

    This is a great little lo-fi horror film. It engages with loads of the expected teen horror film tropes and plays with them.

    It wins by giving you a batch of characters you like and making the sense of dread constant. From about 15 minutes in you are ensure of what is going to happen or when. After about forty minutes you starting checking behind you at…

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    ★★★★

    Crikey. This is challenging cinema.

    However "true" the events inspiring this story are is always up for debate, but these things happening at all at this kind of level is worrying and horrifying.

    The characters here are not larger than life, you can put yourself in their place and try to think of what you would have done differently, but it still makes you think, "what would I really do in that situation?"

    It is unsensational and solidly made, I…