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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★½

    I spent the first 30 minutes racing to catch up with all of the things that had happened since/changed/ignored from The Last Jedi. After that, it was a great ride. As a stand-alone movie it's probably pretty great but you can see the joins between it and what preceded, which is disappointing. Ridley and Driver are just awesome. Isaacs is great fun. Boyega's good. Love Zorri and Babu. The tragedy of Carrie Fisher's death meant this was always going to…

  • The Hustle

    The Hustle

    ★★½

    Funny remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but doesn't quite match up. Tries too hard in some places.

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★½

    Blimey. I'd heard only good things about this and, boy, it didn't disappoint. Maybe my favourite film from the last three or four years. The subject matter, style and production design are right up my street. It paints a conceivable future and shows its potential pitfalls at the same time as making it pretty appealing. Despite this incredibly cautionary tale, I found myself wanting a disembodied Scarlett Johansson in my phone (who wouldn't, right?).

    My only thought that might be…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★

    The ride of the Rohirrim... totally amazing.