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  • Trumbo

    Trumbo

    ★★★★

    It’s hard to see why this powerful and handsome political Biopic was greeted with such a muted critical reception upon release. Perhaps it’s sad proof that the film’s subject matter is all too relevant in the current political climate. John McNamara’s script makes no bones about our hero’s Communist beliefs but also seeks to address the problematic nature of champagne socialism and puts forward convincing arguments for both Trumbo’s balanced approach and a more radical ideology.

    Bryan Cranston is simply…

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★

    I’m sad to say that this movie may be added to the long list of abortive attempts to kick start a revival of the Universal Monsters (1999’s ‘The Mummy’ still hasn’t been touched, even by its own sequels) because what we get is a pretty stale attempt at cinematic universe building especially when the desperation to spin off the franchise into further sequels puts a vast strain on the story’s logic. As usual, Tom Cruise commits to the material 100%…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    It is very rare these days that I see a hugely budgeted movie that truly looks like it could of cost that much to make. In fact I’m usually left wondering how large the lead Actor’s trailer must have been because I simply can’t imagine where the money went. With the case of George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ however, every penny of it’s $150 million budget is right up there on the screen. It doesn’t look like Miller made…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    The Best Cruise-gasm in years