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  • Annie Hall
  • Boiling Point
  • Back to the Future
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  • Hollow Man

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    ½

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

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  • Hollow Man

    Hollow Man

    ★★★★

    The turn of a new century and an exciting era for filmmaking would soon sour. It is the reaction to adaptation and the appeal of seeing similar stories time and time again that weakens film, but some can take tried and tested source material to new areas and modern times. Paul Verhoeven applied that with this loose adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man. He does not riff on the set designs or the moral impact that could come from a…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    Brainless, box-ticking nonsense for another ensemble assembled through throwing darts at a board of famous faces, Marvel storms through into another set of heroes and villains with Eternals. Hundreds and hundreds more unused, wasted characters wait in the wings to be adapted. Terrifying. It is not the act of pushing these characters into the spotlight, but the impact it has on the smaller teams out there making unique features. Round and round the novelty, dullard carousel goes as it adapts…

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

    While the works of William Shakespeare are adapted nonchalantly and frequently, few can grip the core of his work and shake it into some formidable or intense creation. Macbeth is not just a constant recurrence, but an obvious choice for adaptation. Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender and now Denzel Washington have taken on the role in the past decade. To pick a favourite is difficult, for The Tragedy of Macbeth is yet another interpretation of historic work. Washington has admitted he…

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★★

    Drinking has attached itself to so many important moments in societies across the world. Whether that’s a detriment or a dream come true is up to the individual. A social welder, a coping mechanism, a celebratory beverage, or a steriliser, maybe all of the above at once. Another Round, the latest film from Dutch director Thomas Vinterberg, follows four high-school teachers who open a study into how a low level of intoxication will affect their day to day business.

    A…