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  • Captain Marvel

    ★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★

  • Don't Look Now

    ★★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

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    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is Marvel's scariest outing yet, with Sam Raimi's directorial footprint everpresent. It may not be the Avengers-level, universe-altering spectacle that many were expecting, instead focusing on developing the characters of Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff. Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen's performances are fantastic and newcomer Xochitl Gomez is a delightful new addition as America Chavez. Some of the writing, particularly some of the dialogue, is very silly and doesn't really land.…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    ★★

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    The latest instalment in this godforsaken franchise is yet another nonsensical mishmash of wizard politics, dodgy CGI monsters and underdeveloped characters. The recasting of Mads Mikkelsen as Grindlewald was a blessing but his skills were completely underutilised. Certain other plot threads and characters seem completely unrelated to the larger story and don't really go anywhere. Everything just seems a little bit messy. Honestly, there's nothing much else to say, sometimes movies are just bad.

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  • Cyrano

    Cyrano

    ★★★½

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    Joe Wright absolutely knows how to make a romance, and Cyrano pulls on the heartstrings just as much as any of his other films. The underrated Haley Bennett is fantastic and Peter Dinklage delivers a brilliant performance that outshines the film itself. Joe Wright also knows how to make a period piece, so the production design is unsurprisingly beautiful, however, the lighting and composition of certain scenes sometimes makes the film feel a little bit stagey. There is…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

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    Matt Reeves' The Batman is the best interpretation of the character we've seen so far. The gritty city of Gotham feels very lived in and the characters are all very well written. Although it's very close to the comics there is still plenty of nuances that keep things interesting such as Paul Dano's twisted, serial killer Riddler.

    The film looks beautiful and is very well directed, with some stunning cinematography, production design that feels refreshingly authentic for a…

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

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    Aside from director Chloé Zhao's masterful camerawork, the reason that Nomadland is so amazing is that it's honest, intimate and transparent. When you watch this film, it feels like you are watching events from somebody's life - Frances McDormand's disappearance into her role also helps with this feeling. I feel pretentious using the word 'kino', but this film is what you call kino.

    Also Chloé Zhao is making a Marvel movie and I am beyond excited.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

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    Just as we all thought Warner Bros.' DC Universe was beyond saving, James Gunn has came along and made one of the best - and most comicbookie - superhero films ever made. It's so bonkers, with absurd, gory action sequences, great music and awesome special effects (a lot of which are practical).

    The characters are a mixture of villains with complex personalities and comedy canon fodder. Some, such as King Shark (a giant shark voiced by none other…