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  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow

    ★★★

    A Russian ballerina sustains a serious injury that ends her ballet career, but is taken in by the government to become a Sparrow - a seductress, spy and assassin. She eventually becomes entangled with an American CIA agent and has to decide where her allegiances lie.

    The two Lawrences are back, Francis and Jennifer, after collaborating on the great Hunger Games sequels. Sadly this time their ambitions falter a bit.

    It seems that Francis Lawrence really loves the retro romanticism…

  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising

    ★★

    The first Pacific Rim was a great director having some dumb fun. I think it's just silly and stylish enough that you can throw it on every now and then while wolfing down on pizza.

    The sequel is bigger, louder and dumber. It's starting to feel more like Transformers: obnoxious characters with terrible jokes flung around with equally nonsensical plots. A movie shouldn't be this dumb while also so much all over the place.

    Any redeeming qualities? While frontloaded with…

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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    ★★★★★

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

    50 fucking stars. A hundred. The Terminator is, was, and always has been one of the greatest science-fiction action thrillers ever made.

    Let me kick it off with a story or two. The first time I ever saw this movie, I would've been about 6 or 7 years old. I was staying with my dad (a shady character) and older brother in a hotel room downtown. We were all eagerly looking forward to the movie, even though my parents had…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    I don't think superhero films should be comedies, history has proven that they work so much better as thrillers. And that's why Captain America: The Winter Soldier is my favourite Marvel film to date, possibly even more so than The Avengers.

    When someone threatens to cause major damage to S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America has to rethink everything he knows - already trying to adapt to the 21st century, he's making new friends and meeting old ones, thinking of partners lost and…