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  • D2: The Mighty Ducks

    D2: The Mighty Ducks

    ★★

    D2 will never be as good as the original due to the rehashing of plot elements and the film becoming a parody of itself - but seriously, when they come out in the third period with those new Ducks jerseys on to the sound of the roaring crowd... goosebumps!

  • Leaving Neverland

    Leaving Neverland

    ★★★★½

    Leaving Neverland is a 2019 documentary film directed and produced by British filmmaker Dan Reed. It focuses on two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who allege they were sexually abused as children by the singer Michael Jackson.

    The subject matter of long-running relations between Jackson and two boys aged 7 and 10 (and, importantly their families) is utterly brutal, complex and confronting. The documentary unfortunately has a plodding pace over two parts, which I felt didn't serve it well. Still, this is an essential documentary film to watch and evidences the power of the format.

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).

    The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty.…

  • Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Urgh, what did I just put myself through?

    So, the events are after the 70s film, and Heather is in her 20s? What? So, the film is set in the 90s, even though everyone has smart phones? What? If it's contemporary, like I suspect it is, that makes Heather like 40... what!?

    The mayor tells the police what to do and gives them orders? What? So, what about 'separation of powers'? The cops turn a blind eye to murder? What?…