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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    ★★★½

    Visually stunning with vibrant colors, immersive cinematography and stellar CGI. The action sequences are also some of the very best in the franchise.

    I can't say I care for much else in this film. Nothing is done particularly badly, but as a casual fan of Star Trek there was nothing here to really engage me in the characters or story.

  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    ★★★★

    It may look very dated by today's standards, but there is no denying how revolutionary Toy Story was in terms of developing CG animation and in announcing Pixar as a studio to be reckoned with. The concept is genius and the humor really lands, making it a very enjoyable film.

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  • The Aviator

    The Aviator

    ★★★★

    In the hands of a director such as Spielberg, The Aviator, in my opinion, would have most likely been fundamentally more well-rounded but ultimately safe and predictable.

    Scorsese, paired with the always excellent Thelma Schoonmaker (editor), allows you to really delve into Howard Hughes' mental state whilst giving the film a large scope and theatricality. Cate Blanchett is an absolute delight and Leonardo DiCaprio gives a fully trans-formative performance.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    Simply brilliant film-making by a simply brilliant director.