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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ★★½

    Pretty loose and lazy as far as plot reasoning goes.

    And they’re still going with the plot points where Taron Egerton must violate a woman to somehow move the story along.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★½

    A little heavy handed at times in delivering its message, but thus far my favourite version of King Kong and really quite enjoyable.


    I liked that they kept it on the island, and the humour was a surprising plus. I’m not sure if I buy Tom Hiddleston as a rebellious lead and paired with Brie Larson they became a little beige; even Samuel L Jackson’s character was grating and a bit overdone, but the side characters definitely made up for them.

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  • Beyond Clueless

    Beyond Clueless

    ★★★

    On the one hand I loved it as a sort of love letter to my favourite film genre, not completely a documentary but a lengthy, glossy music video (how I imagine Sofia Coppola would make a documentary) - it's incredibly pretty to watch - and although kind of reaching, I loved the analysis of Eurotrip.

    On the other hand, I'm not sure I'm going to take much from having watched it (other than a few films to add to my…

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★½

    I wish Hollywood would stop hiring pretty children who can't act to star in films.