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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    Thoroughly entertaining. Very funny with great action and extremely likeable characters. Even the bad guys are bad in a likeable way. Not perfect by any means (Karl Urban's character is underused and too much of a cliché, for example) but so much fun! Sits in the MCU interestingly as it picks-up a few threads and leaves a few places to go and questions to ask, but such a great stand-alone piece too.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★½

    It's commitment to its form is admirable. Dark, harsh, patient (i.e. slow), serious. I really liked it. Doesn't have the mystery of its predecessor, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Much more of a detective-y procedural-type plot.

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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?).

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★½

    Sells the teenage superhero angle really well. Inexperienced and out of his depth at times but always desperate to do the right thing. Sells the teenage high-schooler less well, but still very likeable. Lots of fun, of course. And it's always great to see Iron Man/Tony Stark. The final action sequence is too dark and difficult to follow for me - like they had a great idea but the reality of it wasn't as good as the idea. Solid effort though and superior to the two previous Spider-Man iterations.