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  • Darkman

    Darkman

    ★★★★

    On the 24th of August 1990, Sam Raimi unleashed his madcap sensibilities upon the superhero genre, combining fantasy, horror and slapstick comedy (!?), with occasionally mixed, yet delightful results.

    And despite a familiar revenge narrative at its core, Raimi's original story takes the opportunity to craft a personal character study of a tortured scientific genius, driven by pure rage and an adoration for Frances McDormand's beautiful Julie Hastings - all within the context of a "superhero origin story", involving brutal…

  • Their Finest

    Their Finest

    ★★★★

    A fortuitous delight. Lone Scherfig’s quietly affecting World War II drama is a pleasant, and affectionate tribute to the distinctive might of cinema, bolstered by compelling performances from Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.

    Gaby Chiappe’s screenplay also evokes the snarky and witty repartee of a classic screwball comedy, whilst deftly balancing motifs of gender inequality and the critical notion of maintaining unity, amidst disorder. “Their Finest” may occasionally border upon melodrama, yet it’s passionate, central message and unexpected diversions in plot, enable the film to move with power. Yes, it got dusty in the theatre.

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    "Oh my God, the quarterback IS TOAST!"

    I couldn't resist. Christmas, came early.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★½

    First impressions: J.J's chances of generating cinematic eminence have been sabotaged by his own dedication to nostalgia and fan service. A shamelessly repackaged "Episode IV" it may be, yet "FA" is an often thrilling, emotional and action-packed ride.

    Plus, can BB-8 and Poe Dameron please have their own seperate film franchise together? #2015'sRocket&Groot.