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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • The Batman
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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★★

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I knew I was going to like this from the advanced word, given it seems to have been released everywhere else months ago. The advanced word wasn’t wrong, and I loved every minute of this multi-verse comedy, weirdly arriving in the UK just one week after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This is a very different fish to the Marvel venture, which I also enjoyed a lot, but this edges it for me because it has a bigger…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★★

    I read Marvel Comics long before there was any thought of movie franchises, and back in the day my favourite comics were The Fantastic Four and Strange Tales. I loved the psychedelic visuals and the crazy adventures to be had in both comics. The FF films to date have been terrible and hopefully Marvel will address this soon, but I thought they nailed Strange in his solo film and The Avengers Infinity War, so I was hyped for this and…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Went to see this again today and enjoyed it just as much a second time around. I think the whole multiverse thing is a metaphor for Yeoh's character's relationship crisis with her husband and daughter, and not - like Doctor Strange - a real actual multiverse. This lets the crazy humour run riot and accounts for the loose ends and the general unexplained mechanics. I'll get to a 3rd watch when it hits streaming or we get a Blu-ray/4K release.…

  • True Stories

    True Stories

    ★★★★½

    The multi-talented David Byrne’s only outing in the directors’ chair has a timeless quality to it – hard to believe it was made back in 1986. It still feels fresh and innovative today. It’s basically an affectionate mockumentary looking at Texas life with a soundtrack provided by Byrne’s then band, Talking Heads. It’s a lovely, whimsical journey that makes me wish Byrne spent more time making movies – but then we might not have had American Utopia, so a tough…

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    Edgar Wright’s new movie is a stylish horror story that looks and sounds great. Thomasin McKenzie adds another top-notch performance to her CV as the naïve student at a London fashion college. It’s a fairly standard is-she-mad-or-is-she-haunted plot with Anya Taylor-Joy looking the part as the 60s starlet who wants to make it as the next Cilla Black.

    The photography tricks switching McKenzie and Taylor-Joy are seamless as the 60’s world encroaches into the modern day and these effects provide…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    Saw this at Cineworld IMAX in 3D (which was a surprise – haven’t seen a 3D film for about three years) and I have to say it was a treat from start to end. No spoilers here, but I don’t believe anyone who has enjoyed the Marvel ride to date will be disappointed. It’s not perfect of course, balancing the weight of expectations and a huge number of characters, but for most of the time it works well – some…