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  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

    Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

    ★★★½

    Ok, so it's an undeniable step down from its predecessors as it drifts towards the cartoonish, but ZAZ not firing on all cylinders still delivers a solid flick.

  • The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

    ★★★★

    2&1/2 always feels more familiar to me, in contrast to the first - I think I had a copy recorded off the telly at my grandparents' house - and there's a surprising amount I quote from this film on a regular basis, not least "gee, if that's your attitude, forget it!"

  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    ★★★★★

    God I love this film. The impeccable comic timing of Leslie Nielsen is a sight to behold.

  • The Wolf House

    The Wolf House

    ★★★½

    Deeply unsettling to watch, not least knowing the context. The dream logic works broadly but could have been better tied to the point, but ultimately the sheer ambition of the animation takes over all else.

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    Sherlock, Jr.

    ★★★★★

    Jaw-droppingly, impossibly brilliant. How do you even begin to conceive the effects and set-pieces, in-camera, in 1924?

  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

    Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

    ★★★½

    It goes without saying that TTG!TtM is better than Deadpool and/or Deadpool 2. But the orders of magnitude by which it's better is astounding.

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★★½

    It really shouldn't have surprised me that Gillian Flynn co-wrote the screenplay for this, but it did - which is apt, I suppose.

  • The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin

    The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin

    ★★★½

    Fascinating - and utterly beautifully shot - discursion on reckoning with the legend of the imperialist past.

  • Ears, Nose and Throat

    Ears, Nose and Throat

    ★★★

    An interesting take on introducing disparate elements of the narrative/theme which eventually fall into place together.

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★★

    Paul Dano has, at the very least, picked up how to be an actor's director - an excellent set of performances her, not least Carey Mulligan doing career-best work. Visually fine, with the occasional demonstration of personal flair; I think Dano will go on to develop his voice well, if Wildlife is any indication. A beautifully done ending.

  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    ★★★★½

    Lovely stuff. Lowery is reverential to Redford - both in man and in legend - without it ever coming across as trite or vain. It looks stunning, a lot of fun, and surprisingly touching at times. Not quite A Ghost Story, but what a fun film

  • Shut Up & Dig

    Shut Up & Dig

    ★★½

    It's kind of fun seeing a mime thrown in a grave.