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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★

    Post Brexit this almost a poignant look back at a culture that forgot what was good and right about itself and believed its quaint, ugly ways were the way forward.

    Funny old bear.

  • The Accountant

    The Accountant

    ★★★★½

    A thriller that is tightly edited, with storylines and motivations that make sense, intrigue and twists of plot, wrapped up in precisely placed action sequences that show not one ounce of gratuitous bullshit.

    A cross between Jack Reacher and a more cerebral John Wick almost.

    Good fun and well worth the watch.

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★½

    Thomas the Tank Engine on speed, set on the island of Sodor (aka the world) covered in snow.

    Just like the actual Thomas the Tank Engine stories, this needed more engines to make it interesting. Percy, Toby and maybe James would have made it more enjoyable. Not Gordon though, because he's a prat.

  • Fruitvale Station

    Fruitvale Station

    ★★★½

    I think the really sobering thing about watching this film in 2016, is it seems just a given.

    That a police officer would shoot an unarmed man.
    That a white man would shoot a black man.

    Trayvon Martin
    Michael Brown
    Dontre Hamilton
    Tamir Rice
    Walter Scott
    Freddie Gray

    These names are it seems no longer worthy of a film.

    They are now just news article in our 24/7 news cycle. A cycle that numbs us with the regularity of such events.

    That this is now the reality of our society is the most damning indictment on who we are and have become.