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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★½

    My main issue with Covenant is the fact that the film can't exactly make up its mind as to what it wants to be. Whilst titled as a mainline Alien film, the feature itself acts inherently more like a sequel to Prometheus, in which the titular creature is worked into the developing mythology that Ridley Scott has been setting up since the film's predecessor.

    The characters are a bit stronger than with Prometheus, though questionable writing is still an underlying…

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Ultimately the issue with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is the fact that the film never really seems like it was made with a certain focus. Guy Ritchie's usual charm in filmmaking, the art design and the weak connection to the source material seem to be in a constant conflict as the narrative never really finds proper footing.

    There's some great visuals here and there, with some interesting filming techniques, but it's not hard to see that the production…

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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…