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  • Annie Hall
  • Boogie Nights
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  • Palm Springs

    ★★★★

  • Black Widow

    ★★½

  • Went the Day Well?

    ★★★★½

  • Hollywood Bulldogs: The Rise and Falls of the Great British Stuntman

    ★★★★

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Really wonderful. Just goes to proves that a well trodden Groundhog Day-like narrative conceit can still work gloriously if the material is strong enough.

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    The first two acts of Black Widow are fairly enjoyable but the third just descends into a contrived CG mess with the stakes ebbing anyway with each credibility-straining second. It’s so obvious the parts of the film director Cate Shortland is actually steering (ie: the good bits) and those which are out of her hands.

    Also, when your two secondary characters are more interesting and intriguing than your eponymous lead (and brought to sparkling, vivid life by both Florence Pugh and David Harbour), there’s an issue from the get-go.

    A less-than-auspicious start to Phase Four for Marvel.

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  • Puncture

    Puncture

    ★★★½

    A well-made and surprisingly engrossing law drama with a stunning central performance from Chris Evans.

    Another example of a decent film inexplicably missing out on a big screen release. Hope it finds an audience on video.

  • Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience

    Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience

    ★★★

    Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience. Transcends small screen origins. Taut script, well-acted, dazzlingly-shot. Danny Dog is a revelation.