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  • Jungle Cruise

    ★★★½

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★½

  • Blade II

    ★★★½

  • Blade

    ★★★★

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  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★½

    On its face this shouldn’t work.

    Somehow Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson have great chemistry, and even Jack Whitehall who grates on me in some of his comedic work, fits in really well. And Jesse Plemons always brings the fun.

    This feels like Jumanji, and no surprise there given Johnson, but also feels like a good solid, clean, adventure film. There’s a nostalgia for my younger years in this film, and while there’s definitely a kid audience for this, it’s just good, clean fun.

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★½

    The clever and smarts of this film are layers upon layers: an onion peeling itself before your very eyes plainly before the gift of you having to peel to its core is provided.

    It’s not as cleanly defined as the very first, but as the sequels have shown (and most sequels that delve into the lore and mythology of any setup or origin movie), we should know by now that no Matrix sequel will ever be the first again.

    What’s…

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  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★★

    First things first: f@!k cancer.

    As someone who has come to terms with the idea (or is it fact?) that cancer is a real possibility to myself, and whose loved ones and friends have been directly affected by it, both for the bad and for the worst, this film was both one I was excited to see, but also dreaded to see.

    The cast drew me in first of course: Seth Rogen, the ever-excellent Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Anna Kendrick (who was…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

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

    I f@#kin' loved it. As much as I did Blade Runner 2049. Two different visions of the future — one much more grounded in our world, and the other in a galaxy far, far away.

    Yet, one is much more of a human film, whilst the other is concerned with technology at large. Can you guess to which I refer?

    Trick question. Both.

    It's the first Star Wars film without a proper cliffhanger or continuation. In fact, I felt as if…