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  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★★

    78
    Given what it's trying to do, and the intended audience, it's bloody marvellous.

  • The Wife

    The Wife

    ★★★★

    77
    Superb performances give a rich texture to this tale of double lives. Close is awesome. Pryce merely excellent.

  • On the Waterfront

    On the Waterfront

    ★★★★

    82
    Superb and uplifting David vs Goliath story. Brilliant Brando. Lee J Cobb is perfect as the remorseless mob boss, too.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★

    85
    (Mark given by daughter)
    Needed to explain why the uncle was working for kingpin. Funny and intelligent. Some of the graphics seemed glitchy to me but maybe that's my old TV...

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    77
    It's very good. Arguably losing its way in the last quarter, this Groundhog for the new millennium packs a heck of a punch.

  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    ★★★½

    74
    Great influential for me as I watched it as a young teenager. It's by no means a great film though there are good performances by Kennedy, Eastwood and Bridges. It's marred by flights of fancy and gratuitousness.

  • Casper

    Casper

    ★★★

    65
    Unevenly acted and failed to explain Casper's unfinished business with any consistent logic. Reasonably diverting for young folk.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★½

    70
    It's a shame I couldn't watch this in one sitting; I suspect I would have scored it higher. The quality of what you see is immediately apparent. And the film is full of arresting moments.
    Somehow it didn't quite hang together as a whole, for me, though. Perhaps I will rewatch and achieve a better understanding in the future.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★½

    73
    Second viewing. Same thoughts as on first: too contrived and no one really behaves like the humans in this flick, let alone the robots. It does look great, though.

  • Masaan

    Masaan

    ★★★½

    76
    Good if not outstanding melodrama set in Varanasi. Solid performances throughout esp Vicky Kaushal. Lots of moments where you could confidently predict the latest setback or tragedy but we won't be too harsh.

  • Smallfoot

    Smallfoot

    ★★★

    65
    Merely diverting as it tries to say something important about blind faith, but doesn't quite manage it.

  • Maudie

    Maudie

    ★★★½

    76
    Pleasing and moving biopic. Ethan H is never 100% believable but does a solid job. Sally Hawkins is really superb.