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  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★½

    I'M SPARTACUS!

  • In the Valley of Elah

    In the Valley of Elah

    ★★★½

    Earnest slow-burn procedural dealing with the investigation of a returned Iraq War veteran found burned to death in a middle American town. Slightly overwrought performance by Charlize Theron as the police detective, though Tommy Lee Jones anchors the affair as the veteran father seeking the truth about his son. Professionally made, with anti-war undertones, but lacking a deeper finesse to make it truly special.

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  • Don't Torture a Duckling

    Don't Torture a Duckling

    ★★★★

    "We construct gleaming highways, but we're a long way from modernising the mentality of people like...this."
    If you've ever wanted to experience the oppressive ambience of rural Italy: its dry, earthen surrounds, its superstitions and religious repression, its mob mentality and outbursts of shocking violence...then watch this movie. One of Fulci's best.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    Essentially a series of dimly lit McGuffin heists, Solo is merely an okay entry into the Star Wars franchise, not a great one. Ehrenreich struggles to bring charisma to the role of Han Solo, often outshined by the capable Donald Glover as Lando in many shared scenes. Some neat moments (including the introduction of Han to Chewie) are far outweighed by convoluted action and double-crossing plot beats that in the end don't amount to much. A missed opportunity to bring a beloved character's back story to life.