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  • They Shall Not Grow Old

    They Shall Not Grow Old

    ★★★★★

    The Imperial War Museum and the BBC gave Peter Jackson access to their archives and asked him to create a film to mark the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice. The result is this powerful documentary.

    Taking a line from Laurence Binyon's poem 'For The Fallen' (and tweaking it a bit - Binyon's line is 'They shall grow not old' but he was a poet not a film director) as a title and using archive film and stills, the documentary…

  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    ★★★

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

    The series forever damned with the curse of being 'not as good as The Hunger Games' ironically has a more convincing premise - the Maze was part of a desperate search for a cure to a potentially species ending disease rather than as entertainment. However in this, the third and last installment, the usual gang are once again moving between decently executed set pieces without the narrative drive that as an audience you keenly want.

    The plot then - is…

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★

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

    Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave in the deep south of the 1850's. When he runs into a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who needs his help he joins forces with him and then seizes the opportunity to find and rescue his wife. His search for her takes him to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) a deviant plantation owner and Steven (Samuel L Jackson) his even more twisted servant.

    This is a western served up in comic book style. And I don't…

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★★½

    Following on the Universe-in-Jeopardy trauma of 'Avengers: Infinity War' Marvel wisely goes small (in every way) by focusing the story on the domestic challenges of our hero Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) now nearing the end of 2 years of house arrest for his part in a certain German airport punch up.

    Meanwhile Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lily) - on the run from authorities due to Scott's German misadventure - are attempting to recover Janet Pym…