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  • Peterloo

    Peterloo

    ★★★½

    I liked this and all but, man, if you’re not a fan of *many* very loud speeches, this ain’t the film for you.

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★½

    For a film which spends 40 minutes being interminably dull, man does this lurch quickly into the goofiest, most manic comic-book movie in years.

    Tom Hardy going full Nicolas Cage is absolutely worth it.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    For many years, Wes Anderson has been celebrated as an offbeat American auteur, with a narrative and visual style all his own - a colourful, melancholic whimsy riven with a biting, black comedic undercurrent. At times it's worked well, others it misses the mark, but with The Grand Budapest Hotel he has created something truly wonderful. Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, Anderson's film is light, fun, thoughtful, cheeky, rude, farcical and emotional all in one rip roaring stew,…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★★

    Up until now, I never truly understood all the fuss about Joss Whedon. I never related to Buffy, never got into Firefly or Dollhouse, and while I enjoyed Serenity I didn't worship it like some. But at long last, Whedon has delivered a piece of work that blew me away, one I truly believe will swiftly enter the pantheon of classic action-adventure movies. The Avengers is not only far and away the best of Marvel's (mostly impressive) movie staple, it's…