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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★½

    The best use of a cheese grater I’ve ever seen.

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★

    Some unusual scenes - the mayday assistance took a turn - and strong performances from underused supporting actors couldn’t save this.

    Having your protagonist’s prominent characteristic being an unflappable demeanour makes for an uncompelling character that’s all but impossible to warm to, unassisted by a flat narration that should’ve been covered in dialogue. And speaking of dialogue, it would have been nice for Liv Tyler to get a second line of it at some point.

    After this and First Man I’m definitely done with space films for a while.

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  • Insurgent

    Insurgent

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In a nonsense dystopia where people are separated into groups based on their personalities, four people are on the run as fugitives from the state, after rebelling in the previous film. These people are Tris (Shailene Woodley), her love interest Four (Theo James), her brother Caleb (Ansel Engort) and a dick called Peter (Miles Teller). They’ve been hiding out amongst the forgiving and generally pleasant Amity faction, but when Peter sells out the others, Caleb heads back to his home…