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Film: Jurassic World
Film: Jurassic World
"You created a monster!"

Beats, Samsung, Starbucks, Pandora, Mercedes-Benz & Hilton: The Movie.

July 20 2018
Film: Molly's Game
Film: Molly's Game
"You know what makes you feel okay about losing? Winning."

A young woman (Jessica Chastain) runs a very high-stakes poker game and fights hard to stay above the law, sometimes failing. Molly’s Game goes over the origins of the game along with the litigation that follows.

July 16 2018
Take 2: Gladiator
Take 2: Gladiator
"Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome."

I attended a screening of Gladiator at the Royal Albert Hall, with a live orchestra providing Hans Zimmer’s score. Singer and co-composer Lisa Gerrard was on stage providing her signature vocals.

June 23 2018
Peace in the Park 2018
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.

June 09 2018
Take 2: Coco
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.

June 03 2018
Book: Better Living through Criticism

New York Times film critic A. O. Scott explains, defends and discusses the oft-maligned practice of criticism in its various forms.

May 30 2018
Take 2: Salt
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.

May 22 2018
Film: Red Sparrow
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.

May 21 2018

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