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  • Lightyear

    ★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • Top Gun

    ★★★

  • Broker

    ★★★★½

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  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★½

    In hindsight, the writing was on the wall for Lightyear when no-one could quite identify what kind of movie it was upon its initial reveal. Pixar’s clumsy conceptualisation immediately shoots the movie in the foot, as right out of the gate, a title card appears onscreen to tell us that this was the fake movie that the fictional character Andy from the real-life Toy Story movies saw in 1995. I guess Disney and Pixar exist within the Toy Story universe then, since…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Yep, Top Gun: Maverick is probably one of the best sequels ever made. It takes everything that worked about the original and builds upon it, while also learning from past mistakes and improving upon the stuff that didn’t. It weaves a simple, yet infallibly powerful narrative, and bolsters it with great cinematography, an emotive score, a charismatic cast, and exceptional action sequences. There are things I could nit-pick, but quite frankly: I don’t want to. This film is kind of special - it’s an…

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  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    Cannes 2022 (#7)

    This was without a doubt the biggest disappointment of the festival, for me. I went in expecting to be blown away (my own fault I suppose for buying into the hype), by a beloved filmmaker’s latest work, but what I got instead was a D tier episode of Black Mirror. Crimes of the Future is honestly pretty dreadful, but what’s even more surprising is that it’s also very tame. I was told by my friends and colleagues…

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    Well, what did you expect? Edgar Wright doesn’t make bad movies. Last Night in Soho is just the latest in a long line of quality feature films directed by Wright, and it reaffirms why he’s my favourite director working today. Not only is the man an utterly incredible director and a fiercely clever writer, but he’s also a huge fanboy. When you go to see an Edgar Wright film, you know exactly what films/other pieces of media inspired/influenced it. Soho…