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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Like 'Tomorrow never dies,' this film is packed with fun, whilst Brosnan's severe persona balances out any Moore-like cheesiness. In this instance these contrasts feel even less at odds thanks to an all-round improvement on Brosnan's... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: At its centre, 'Doctor Strange,' is really just another simple superhero origin story, but this brilliant film proves that even though we've seen similar stories told before doesn't mean that they can't feel fresh and thoroughly enga... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Thor (2011)

Thor (2011)

8 / 10
WHAT I LIKED: People praise today's Marvel Studios for choosing interesting directors and giving them the space to make the films that they want to make, but back in 2011, they did just that with Kenneth Branagh and 'Thor.' Yes, if you read the s... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'Iron Man 3' is the sequel that Iron Man 2 should have been, as it takes a similarly interesting character premise (this time Tony's PTSD after the events of The Avengers) and crucially takes it seriously. Yes rather than turning the... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Few films out there bring quite the sense of celebratory joy and excitement that The Avengers does, as it not only marks the first time that these characters that we'd grown to care for come together, but the way it's executed makes... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: On the one hand, ‘Man of Steel’ is a surprisingly delicate character study that spends an awful lot of time grounding the most realistic, human and relatable version of Superman we’ve ever seen on the big screen. This is largel... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: It's great to see Sean Connery return, and there are certainly mysteries and action here to engage WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Connery just hasn't got the sparkle of before, and with the lead slightly behind, the rest of the film follows eve... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The final chapter of Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy is widely accepted as a miss-step by most, but quite frankly I'm of the opinion that it's by far the best of the three as it combines the touching character stuff of 'Begins,' and the... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Despite its crazy concepts and mad, spoofy originality, 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is a film so comfortable in its own shoes that you'd be forgiven for mistaking Sofia Boutella's metal legs for slippers, but then I suppose that's... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
Spy (2015)

Spy (2015)

9 / 10
WHAT I LIKED: ‘Spy,’ – bizarrely the first film ever to go by that name - manages to bundle its brilliant cast and arguably messy story into one of the best-written and most entertaining comedies of the year. Yes, not only does this film get... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: Connery's later Bonds focused more on the action, but this offering focuses far more on character. As a result, this is one of the most involving, layered and moving films in the series. We get a touching love story and an all-new, f... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: To bring in a new Bond, they shook up everything. Here we get something much more light-hearted and fun, but luckily this first Moore entry is more charming than silly. As a result, we see the benefit of it taking itself less serious... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
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2 years ago
Se7en (1995)

Se7en (1995)

9 / 10
WHAT I LIKED: Pegged by many as the epitome of the thriller genre; 'Se7en' is a film that earns its status by gripping you tighter and leaving you more desperate to watch each and every situation unfold than virtually any other thriller. This is o... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: What's definitely most appealing about Marvel's 'Ant-Man,' is the high-concept creativity of its main growing and shrinking idea, as that unlocks the opportunity for some brilliantly charming set-pieces and some extremely effective c... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: The Russo Brothers' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is a slightly different kind of Marvel movie to what we'd seen before it, as it aims for some higher territory by heavily drawing on political thrillers of the recent past - a... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: There's no getting away from the fact that 'Captain America: The First Avenger' is a pretty goofy superhero film with its stretched origin story about a little everyman becoming the muscly American Nazi-fighter in tight blue spandex,... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: This is hands down one of the best Bond stories of them all. It has a great relationship dynamic and a high-stakes story to match, making you truly care and bringing you to the edge of your seat throughout. This is exactly the kind o... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'The Matrix' is mostly a success because of its beautifully innovative thematic story, but it also works because all of that is delivered with an edge and creativity to engage a whole range of audiences. Yes with the Wachowskis' wond... Read the full review »
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2 years ago
WHAT I LIKED: 'Moonraker' is not only a classic because of it's extravagance, but also because it's one of the funnest films in the series. It might be ridiculous, but hey, watching James kick the hell out of bad guys and jet into space will make... Read the full review »