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  • Beach Rats

    Beach Rats

    ★★★

    Week 1: September 9th-16th
    Coming of Age in the 2010s Week

    Imma day late.

    Too often Beach Rats finds itself trying too hard. So many art-house coming-of-age cliches are present; they take ecstasy at a party, fireworks (why is there always fireworks?) and he has this shirtless moment in the rain. There's also this bit where they're vaping whilst trap music plays in the background. All of this screams of a film trying to be cooler than it is.

    However,…

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★½

    Look. I've seen it, and there's nothing I can do about it

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  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    ★★★

    A solid if unspectacular biopic in which Gary Oldman provides the type of strong performance you'd expect from an actor with a CV as strong as his. Although in truth it pales in comparison to the similarly themed Dunkirk that came out earlier in the same year.

    Loses points for the ridiculous scene in the subway. As well as for being a bit fucking Tory.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★

    Yeah, it was everything I anticipated this to be. It was fun, loud and the pacing was absurdly breakneck. Seriously, Marvel films move at 100mph. The opening half an hour had them all over the place.

    Better than the first two Thor movies. Not as good as Guardians of the Galaxy, the tone of which this definitely tried to be.

    When will Marvel stop trying to re-hash what they've already done? My best bet is on never.