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  • Superman II

    Superman II

    ★★★★★

    It's hard to quantify the love I have for Superman II in this blank space. It has been a headline act in my life for as far back as I can remember. It thrilled me as child. Superman was a God to me. The real God (sorry if you are real, God) never stood a chance. With my confused desire of 'the woman Ursa' it was my awakening. Those black thigh-length PVC boots with a slit up the trouser to…

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  • A Good Year

    A Good Year

    ★★★

    If I didn't know A Good Year was directed by Ridley Scott I'd never have guessed. He's never been the go-to guy for this kind of light romantic fare. I recall reading an interview with Scott close to the time this was released where he shared that James Cameron had told him to stop fucking around in vineyards and make some more sci-fi.

    This is about a London stock trader (boo!) who inherits his late Uncle's wine estate.
    Russel Crowe…

  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    ★★★

    Adapted from Susanna Kaysen's memoir, Girl, Interrupted is perhaps best remembered for Angelina Jolie's Academy Award winning supporting performance as a patient in a 1960's psychiatric ward.

    The movie is essentially another one flew over the cuckoo's nest, albeit with a much kinder heart. Winona Ryder plays the film's author, Susanna Kaysen and though the story is told through her eyes I found myself wishing the focal point was Jolie's colourful character.

    For someone who became primarily known for being…

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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★½

    This quote struck me. "There's always a speech, Charles but no-one cares anymore." The writers (there are four) of Dark Phoenix subconsciously aligning themselves with exactly how their audience is feeling. Everyone in this film looks like they've had enough. I can't recall seeing so many contractually obliged performances in one go.

    This is the story of Jean Grey (Sansa Stark) and her rise to overwhelming power, ground previously covered in the much maligned X-Men: Last Stand. No doubt this…

  • Predestination

    Predestination

    ★★★★

    I'll jump into bed with any film that has 'Time-hopping science fiction' in its plot synopsis. Predestination plays like an extended Twilight Zone episode (a really good one) in which temporal agents can go back in time to prevent crimes.

    I know, I know...Minority Report...but the funny thing is I never thought about it until now, which is probably because my brain went into extreme concentration mode in an attempt to keep up with the twists.

    The movie has a…