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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★

    Like the previous three, this is messy. Not as messy as episodes 2,3 and 4 but pretty bad. At least it's more interesting than 4. But that's not necessarily saying much.

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    ★★★½

    I really like it. So tight and compact with plenty of tension. As a fan of the Totally Rad Show, it's great to see Dan Trachtenberg directing such an accomplished film. Great premise with a few cool twists and moments.

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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…

  • 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.