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  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★★

    I'm still caught somewhere in the middle of "these movies are solid action flicks with a couple standout scenes, I dig em" and "I don't understand how this franchise is so big" with Fast and Furious. Fast Five remains the peak of the franchise for me and would probably make a shortlist of my favourite action movies of the last decade, and the seventh entry was wildly entertaining and surprisingly emotional, but in general I'm all over the place with…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

    I've found Avengers: Endgame to be a difficult film to review. It's impossible to discuss this film critically without also discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Endgame is so reliant on knowing what's come before, mostly in Infinity War, but details of several films across the 10+ years of this franchise crop up and play a role here.

    It's also difficult, though this is probably more for me personally, to look at Endgame and Marvel without also examining…

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  • Creed II

    Creed II

    ★★★★½

    An absolutely incredible sequel, and further proof that this franchise can continue to focus on somebody other than Rocky Balboa. Where the first "Creed" still felt like it was Michael B. Jordan's film, it also very much served as a continuation of Rocky's story and Sylvester Stallone gave arguably a career best performance. The sequel however is much more Adonis Creed's film, with Balboa being much more a supporting act.

    Jordan and Tessa Thompson continue to have superb chemistry and…

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    ★★★½

    Retains the humour and style of the first movie, but is a little more subtle with it. Danny Boyle is careful not to just make this "Trainspotting Again" as it could have become.

    Whereas the first film was full of humour and yet relentlessly depressing because of the lives these characters were living, T2 has these same characters unnable to get out of the shadow of who they were. It's not about the lives of heroin addicts and how that…