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Peace in the Park 2018

It was Peace in the Park again here in Sheffield at the weekend. Everyone’s favourite free lovin weed smokin festival, and it’s roughly 30 seconds from my doorstep so I went along.

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Ben Oliver | Saturday, Jun 09, 2018

Take 2: Coco

"No Music!"

Holds up quite well to a second viewing, which I wasn’t really expecting. Coco isn’t a particularly complicated film by Pixar standards but the themes of family, memory and tradition are weighty enough to make the ending have a real impact.

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Lee Unkrich | Sunday, Jun 03, 2018

Take 2: Salt

"I take it you think everybody is who they say they are."

After the dreary and pseudo-artsy Red Sparrow I wanted to go back to a female let spy thriller that is actually quite good.

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Phillip Noyce | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Film: Red Sparrow

"The Cold War did not end, it merely shattered into a thousand pieces."

A Russian ballet dancer (Jennifer Lawrence) gets recruited by an intelligence agency to get the name of a mole off a CIA spy (Joel Edgerton). She goes through a special training school where they teach people to seduce others for information.

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Francis Lawrence | Monday, May 21, 2018

Film: Black Panther

"Tell me something. What do you know about Wakanda?"

You know what the Marvel Cinematic Universe needs? More characters!

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Ryan Coogler | Sunday, May 20, 2018

Film: xXx: Return of Xander Cage

"Rock, paper, scissors, grenade launcher."

Although the third entry into the xXx series was never going to be great, it’s refreshing to see this franchise finally put its tongue in its cheek. Stupid shit happens throughout but it never really asks the audience to buy what it’s selling.

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D.J. Caruso | Saturday, May 19, 2018