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  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★

    Fascinating, uncomfortable and in part hilarious drama comedy. Ultimately it’s a human story reminding us how fragile relationships can be.

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★

    This Is a strange one.

    I enjoyed Jurassic World for what it was, an (overly) ambitious, overblown and highly entertaining summer blockbuster. A Jurassic Park for the 2010’s....whether we needed it or not. 

    Fallen Kingdom is enjoyable in part and has some impressive memorable moments, but unfortunately this seems to be the point where the franchise has gone too far and jumped the shark....sorry Mosasaurus.

    I found myself struggling to keep a straight face at the increasingly silly story and…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    I first saw The Thing on TV when I was a kid back in the mid 80s. I wasn't really prepared for what I was about to see. 

    Its one of the few films that literally kept me up at night, the first horror film that I ever found truly horrifying and upsetting...Ever since then I've had a complete passionate respect for the film, for the genre and Mr Carpenter himself....who did not deserve all the flack and unfair criticism…

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★

    I could have done without all the schmaltz, cheese and cliches, and dare I say it...Michael Bay sheen of the first half of the film. 

    I enjoyed the film a lot more once the action gets to Hacksaw Ridge. The film changes gear at this point getting into visceral, brutal visuals and showing the unbelievable bravery of Desmond Doss. 

    Some of the FX reminded me of Tropic Thunder unfortunately, and I can't take Vince Vaughn seriously anymore after all the bilge he's appeared in over the last decade or so.

    Overall though, it's a fascinating story of a truly great man.