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  • Zola

    ★★★

  • Jungle Cruise

    ★★★½

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★★

  • The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

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    Just as we all thought Warner Bros.' DC Universe was beyond saving, James Gunn has came along and made one of the best - and most comicbookie - superhero films ever made. It's so bonkers, with absurd, gory action sequences, great music and awesome special effects (a lot of which are practical).

    The characters are a mixture of villains with complex personalities and comedy canon fodder. Some, such as King Shark (a giant shark voiced by none other…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★½

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    I wasn't particularly excited going in to Black Widow, not only does it feel like old news since it's been delayed so long, but giving the character a solo film after her death when she should've had one a decade ago just feels like a bit of an afterthought.

    Nevertheless, Black Widow is a great spy thriller with some strong Jason Bourne vibes and plenty of MCU connective tissue to please fans. Although the film basically feels like…

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  • Zola

    Zola

    ★★★

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    Zola is a film based entirely upon a crazy Twitter thread. Director Janicza Bravo does a decent enough but inconsistent job in making it cinematic, the style is very manic and certain elements are used very randomly throughout. Despite this, the story still comes across and the visuals are beautiful. The performances are great, with Riley Keough in particular really chewing the scenery. Overall it's a fun idea, but I wasn't a big fan of the execution.

  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★½

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    Jungle Cruise is pretty much exactly what is says on the tin, a fun swashbuckling adventure based on the theme park ride of the same name. It's like a mixture of Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean and The African Queen. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are both as delightful as usual and they have hilarious chemistry. Jack Whitehall (who's character is one of Disney's pathetic attempts at representation) and Jesse Plemons are all funny too, with the latter…

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  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★★½

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    Fear Street: 1994 is an absolute blast! Not only is it a fun, scary, nostalgic slasher film, but it's frighteningly well made (pun intended). The script is heavily influenced by Scream and has layered characters, a great mystery and some twists that even the biggest horror nerd won't see coming. The editing and sound design is also exceptional. I cannot wait to see the rest of the trilogy, because this was so awesome.

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

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    Aside from director Chloé Zhao's masterful camerawork, the reason that Nomadland is so amazing is that it's honest, intimate and transparent. When you watch this film, it feels like you are watching events from somebody's life - Frances McDormand's disappearance into her role also helps with this feeling. I feel pretentious using the word 'kino', but this film is what you call kino.

    Also Chloé Zhao is making a Marvel movie and I am beyond excited.