Alex Sheldon

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  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    My wife and I rarely argue over anything; maybe it's because I'm more prone to de-escalating a situation or conversation, if I sense it turning into an exhaustive argument. Or maybe it's because we simply don't have much to argue about.
    But two disputes I can recall from the last few months, was thanks to a dishwasher issue.
    I should state that when it comes to filling up the dishwasher, I be the one to do it every day. I've…

  • The Chambermaid

    The Chambermaid

    Back in 2013 when I moved back to the UK from abroad, I had to start from scratch with no career prospects.
    My wife landed a good salary job and was able to cover rent and bills for the time being, but there was still pressure to get that second income in, so I was trying not to be picky and just take on anything temporarily.
    (Except for call centres. Or sales. Or insurance advisers. I promised myself I'd never…

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  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★★

    Director Ana Lily Amirpour followed up her cool b&w artsy vampire flick A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night with A Girl Walks Alone Through a Treacherous Dystopian Desert - aka The Bad Batch.

    I don't think I'm spoiling much when I disclose that our poor girl gets her arm and leg cut off and served as scrumptious grilled meat for a little community of semi-civilized cannibals.
    Her first screams are silenced by one of Ace of Base's greatest hits…

  • The Paramedic

    The Paramedic

    ★★★

    The synopsis would have you believe that our main protagonist loses the plot after the accident that leaves him confined to a wheelchair.
    But just a few minutes into the film and we're given a glimpse into the true nature of our paramedic. This is someone with a tendency to take personal items from injured victims from the scene of an accident, either to sell or keep as trophies.
    If that glowing red flag wasn't enough, then his manner towards…

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  • The Night Clerk

    The Night Clerk

    ★★

    Tye Sheridan impresses as a young man with Asperger's, but the real reason I tuned in was for Ana de Armas. There's a sense of warmth and sincerity in her eyes that is bursting with more personality than your average person can hope to master in a lifetime. But maybe that's just my way of seeing things.

    However, this is definitely Tye's film, as he plays tech savvy Bart who spies on hotel guests during his night shifts.
    But no…

  • The Gunman

    The Gunman

    Sean Penn is often very selective with his roles, and we the audience have come to expect something of quality if Penn is attached.
    So I can only assume that he fancied having a crack at playing an action-man for a change, since a lot of other actors his age were already having fun doing the running, shooting and fighting thing.
    But he really dropped the ball when he signed up to this dreck of a show. There isn't a…