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  • Onward

    Onward

    ★★★★

    The Pixar machine rolls back into town to swallow up its animated competition once more...

    Pixar’s Onward tells the story of two teenage brothers – two teenage elf brothers – who are set the mission of discovering whether there is still a small amount of magic left in a world that’s long forgotten its existence or necessity. If they succeed on their intrepid quest by sunset, they will be reunited with their late father one last time. If that sounds…

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★½

    Ah, to be a kid again.

    As a young one, I spent SO MANY HOURS playing various Sonic the Hedgehog games on Sega Master System and Mega Drive – my personal favourite was always Sonic & Knuckles – and couldn’t understand why people would rather play with Mario on that other console instead (especially given that a year prior to that games release came the diabolical Super Mario Bros. movie...). With the quality of video games generally below terrible, I wasn’t…

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  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    ½

    “I think it’s the falling snow that sets the killer off.”

    Snigger. It’s a daft line.


    Six years after the very good Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson returns with the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman novel. One of eleven novels, the story follows detective Harry Hole (also…snigger) as he investigates various murders in Norway, all connected by a chilling (geddit?) calling card – a snowman.


    The main crime is that The Snowman got greenlit for release.…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    Compelling, rich and deep.

    That’s just Colin Farrell’s beard.


    Reuniting after The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Farrell deliver another strange blast of arty bizarreness with The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a movie that features no deer. Blending in themes of revenge, Ancient Greek mythology, fate and morality (for a few examples), the movie takes you on a strange trip and leaves you feeling strangely numb afterwards.


    It’s a deliciously weird movie. But also a pretty solid one too.…