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  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★

    This is so dumb. Exactly what the trailer promised. Nothing less, nothing more. It's very cliched, plot wise and character wise, but all of that is just an excuse for big animals to rampage across the screen. Only someone like The Rock can sell this movie based on his persona. Anyone else, and this would not have made half the money it did. The Rock is riding high as one of the last true stars today who can sell a…

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★★

    This is a really fun and breezy movie. At no time did I feel bored or pining to check the clock. There is an admirable attempt to ape the style that Soderbergh brought to the original trilogy, but it doesn't reach those lofty standards. The story and con is very straightforward, with very few a-ha moments. To me a good heist movie makes your jaw drop with its ending or makes you nod approvingly, as you see the machinations revealed,…

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  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★

    Neither a woman nor a parent, but I empathised with this movie a lot. Very well written script, albeit a bit overly emotional and mawkish in places (it's a Jason Reitman movie after all), but raw and honest, and that authenticity comes across.

    Charlize Theron is phenomenal and Mackenzie Davis lends able support.

  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★

    Posh and Repressed or Repressed and Posh.

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  • Kill Your Darlings

    Kill Your Darlings

    ★★★½

    Dane DeHaan. This kid has a bright future, if he keeps making good choices. I didn't think anything could make me want to see The Amazing Spider Man 2, but now I am looking forward to it due to DeHaan's presence.

    Anywho, he is not the only star of the movie. A rendition of the origins of Beat Era, this has a who's who of literary names: Allen Ginsberg (who takes the centre stage here with a tremendous performance from…

  • Philomena

    Philomena

    ★★★★

    I am gonna be honest. I didn't have high expectations from this movie. I thought this would be a weepy, sentimental and sappy drama, with a couple of strong performances. Not my cup of tea. Instead, it turned out to be a thoughtful, emotional, if somewhat a little weepy, but highly touchy dramedy, with two performances that definitely elevate this based on facts story. Judi Dench is really, really good. And Steve Coogan is having the best year of his…