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  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2

    ★★★★

    Above average horror film elevated no end by performances of real heart and conviction from Farmiga and Wilson.

  • Warcraft

    Warcraft

    Nothing about this film works. The lavish special effects never rise above the level of an impressive VG cut scene - with the practical elements (or "actors") interacting clumsily with the digital - the acting lacks the conviction required to sell such high fantasy, or the self-deprecation to undercut it, and the writing bounces undefined and uninteresting characters from location to location via empty and wrote motivations. Warcraft commits the biggest crime possible for a fantasy movie: being unintentionally silly.…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well, they weren't lying. Batman V Superman is a huge, lumbering disaster of a movie, hauling its bloated carcass through interminable, pointless scenes towards a climax devoid of thrills or emotion. 

    Affleck is fair as Bruce Wayne/Batman, cutting a formidable figure in the suit, but all he really has to do is alternate between growling and mumbling portentous dialogue. He gets the most laughs of the film, though. Which is like, two. Two laughs. 

    Cavill continues in the vein of…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    Enough fun and adventure to wash away memories of the prequels. Boyega, Ridley, Driver and Isaac make for a magnetic new generation and the old guard are well used. Perhaps a little episodic and coincidental in structure, and Supreme Leader Snoke looks like shit, but largely a rollicking space adventure which we are sure to be revisiting for decades more.