• The King's Man

    The King's Man

    ★★★½

    An enjoyable prequel if at times some of the action sequences are just a bit too unrealistic to be truly enjoyed to their fullest - takes away some of the suspended disbelief of being in the 1920s at times. Rhys Ifans is fantastic as Rasputin and I really enjoyed Harris Dickinson as Conrad.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    Thoroughly enjoyed this, especially Diana Rigg, what an absolute gem we've lost. Thomasin McKenzie has an incredibly bright future ahead of her.

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★

    Disney + Rock, safe and easy to commercialise - Paul Giamatti is probably to most committed in this but didn't mind Emily Blunt's showing either - hard to try and have a screen presence alongside the Rock. Didn't hate the plot.

  • The Air Up There

    The Air Up There

    ★★

    In this day and age if you made this it would be leapt on for the borderline white saviour gimmick, but there's just enough heart in it that it feels like an okay Disney-esque straight to tv film...

  • Untold: Malice at the Palace

    Untold: Malice at the Palace

    ★★★½

    Enjoyable 30/30 - Last Dance style sports doc. I remember the incident well but being young and naive to the context around it, essentially this tells the incident if it had happened ten years later with social media using alternative angles to show what really happened.

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★★

    A really solid end to a run of five Daniel Craig Bond films across 15 years.

    Each Bond has brought something different and Craig was a welcome change to the over-reliance on gadgets and cheap one-liners of the Brosnan era. This film really feels like wanting to highlight the work done to give this trained killer the depth of feelings and vulnerability that might also bubble under the surface whilst being at the peak of espionage.

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    Perfectly cast this, has the balance of action and Marvel humour, with great visuals that despite being mythical dragon stuff doesn't feel over the top but fitting for the product they're trying to put out on screen. Really nice surprise this one and I really enjoyed it.

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★½

    Feel like a Charlie’s Angels meets kill bill crossover meets RED whilst trying to keep the cool neon visuals in a Baby Driver-esque diner but doesn't quite deliver unfortunately.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★½

    Rally powerful film highlight how awful men can be, the victim shaming and the power of suggestion on screen. This didn't need to show gratuitous violence to get Mulligan's character Cassie's point across - the suggestion itself is incredibly powerful. Keeps you guessing and really well done - a good and at times uncomfortable watch.

  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    ★★★★

    A really well told coming of age story with relationships very much at the heart - whether that be best friends, sister and brother, mother and daughter or student and teacher. It's a very believable story well acted and with good humour dealing with grief, hormones and growth.

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed this Disney prequel origin story. Gives Cruella depth as a character, an understanding of her motivations and how she came to be with an interesting backstory for Horace and Jasper. I'm a fan of these "What if the opposite is true?" type narratives of "baddies" in films - in the same way Maleficent was good and Cobra-Kai works with Jonny Lawrence, this definitely does for me and it's nice to see clearly how much fun Emma Stone had in this - let's hope the second is good too.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★

    Tries to have fun and be edgy in a let's move closer to marvel and further from the original kind of way, some of it's quite misguided and you'd have to be on acid to come up with the "baddie" but better than the original for sure