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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Epic, but thoughtful. This is art-house sci-fi on a grand scale that honours the original and opens out its world in new ways. It really is an impressive feat.

    The narrative here is emotionally affecting in ways I hadn't expected. Ford does his best work in a generation.

    Truly spellbinding stuff. I left the screening wanting to watch it all over again... And to rewatch the original. These films go hand in hand.

    Thoughts:
    No Vangelis: The soundtrack from Wallfish…

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

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

    The end of a superb trilogy that managed to find great depth around the action. A real sense of jeopardy and the humans aren't the most interesting characters here. Goodbye Caesar.

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  • Lady Macbeth

    Lady Macbeth

    ★★★★

    A chilly Geordie winter, a Lady with a cold dark heart and the brilliant Florence Pugh.

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★

    A bucket load of heart, never forgetting to have fun. Weighed down by iffy effects and a clunky last act, ultimately redeemed by the excellent Gal Gadot (probably an actual Amazonian goddess).