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  • Songs from the Second Floor

    Songs from the Second Floor

    ★★

    I'm as surprised as anyone is by that rating, since I rather liked the other two.

  • War on Everyone

    War on Everyone

    Off the top of my head, I can't think of a larger drop in quality between two consecutive films from the same director.

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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★★

    Look, it's exactly as good as the last one was. What that means depends on who you are.

    For my part, while it's one of the biggest special effects spectaculars of the year, it's still an hour too long, and filled with humour that doesn't work and action you can't see.

    It's almost incredible how little replacing the lead characters changed the movie. Wahlberg is supposed to be the hero, but he's repetitive and annoying about his daughter the whole…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    One of the year's very best movies.

    David Fincher never gives me exactly what I'm expecting. Here, I wasn't even close. I'm told that while the plot sticks close to the book, the utterly bizarre sense of humour is new for the movie.

    It's a tone that turns an insane plot into something truly special. Fincher knew how crazy this story was, and by the time it gets where it's going, it felt like the plot itself was part of…