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  • Naked

    Naked

    ★½

    With an ever-so-familiar plot and a bloated runtime that seems to be extending a tv episode into a feature film, Naked is an example of the fact that whilst Netflix has a great collection of original programming, its feature film division lacks a great amount of focus.

    The film doesn't lack in production quality, as it's competently shot and produced, but its severe lack of originality and need for subpar humor create a film that outstays its welcome greatly, though it came in an uninvited guest in the first place.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★½

    Running out of wind behind its sails, Dead Men Tell No Tales is, in my opinion, a better Pirates film than On Stranger Tides, but it doesn't reach far enough to reach levels of greatness. Lacking focus and suffering from pacing issues (along with a less than stellar musical score, which is a shame), Pirates 5 makes for a fun afternoon/night, but unlike the first 3 films it's not one you'll likely remember for long.

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  • Looper

    Looper

    ★★★★★

    A brilliant film. Time travel is a hard thing to do right, but Looper gets it just right, even making fun of the process of time travel for a second.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★★

    We've had a few Star Wars films since Return of the Jedi, but from that point on the franchise has had a mixed reception when it comes to material following the original trilogy. Now 32 years after Luke and co defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, does J.J. Abrams' continuation of the galaxy far, far away live up to the expectations of its gigantic fanbase?

    Is Star Wars a mess of original material, a forgettable homage or an exciting continuation…