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  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★★★

    This is at least the fourth example this month of people treating a middling movie like a disastrous affront.

  • Cold Pursuit

    Cold Pursuit

    ★★½

    I don't understand. I laughed the whole way through In Order of Disappearance. I loved that movie. I didn't even smile watching this.

    It's been around 5 years since I saw the original, and I'm not sure whether the movie changed or I did.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    One of the year's very best movies.

    David Fincher never gives me exactly what I'm expecting. Here, I wasn't even close. I'm told that while the plot sticks close to the book, the utterly bizarre sense of humour is new for the movie.

    It's a tone that turns an insane plot into something truly special. Fincher knew how crazy this story was, and by the time it gets where it's going, it felt like the plot itself was part of…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★★

    Look, it's exactly as good as the last one was. What that means depends on who you are.

    For my part, while it's one of the biggest special effects spectaculars of the year, it's still an hour too long, and filled with humour that doesn't work and action you can't see.

    It's almost incredible how little replacing the lead characters changed the movie. Wahlberg is supposed to be the hero, but he's repetitive and annoying about his daughter the whole…