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  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★

    Neither one thing nor the other, Ingrid Goes West would satisfy more if it went full tilt either way into really dark territory or goofy hilarity. It's worth the ride for the performances, especially Aubrey Plaza, squeezing out chuckles through body language alone, and for all its satire of social media mores, it's refreshing how it's not as judgemental as you might expect - though perhaps that suggests a lack of clarity with its message (there is an unsurprising inevitablity…

  • Twisted Pair

    Twisted Pair

    ★★★★

    Twin Peaks meets The Matrix.

    That is with a third of the film comprised of Neil Breen superimposed onto stock footage, another third of Neil Breen walking unconvincingly (perhaps because he's a superpowered secret agent 'humanoid') through office parks and buildings after hours, and another third of Neil Breen sporting a glued on beard. And sometimes all at once.

    There are countless errors covering all aspects of filmmaking (spelling mistakes, editing blips, graphics plonked onto the screen backwards, and that's…

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  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory

    ★★★

    A fairly simple retread of a Pixar film I never really thought much of first time round, so diminishing returns here. When it's cute, it's cute. Though it mostly seems concerned with trying to make you cry every 15 minutes, which is okay as it is set mostly underwater, so they can't see your tears. Which is fine, even if you do feel like you're getting played a bit too much.

    There is one good cameo gag. You know the one I mean.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    Supremely entertaining romp. To think that Jeff Goldblum is just one scene stealer of many; Ragnarok succeeds in amping up Thor's cocksure buffoonery and harnessing Hemsworth's impeccable comic timing and physical pratfalling amidst feats of great strength (Hulk/Banner + Thor is perhaps the best Avengers duo you could hope for). Everyone gets good lines, though Waititi certainly saves a few of the best for himself. Perhaps the ongoing rehabilitation of Loki and sidelining of Thor's original sidekick squad will rankle…