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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    Gal Gadot is back in the leotard as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in this sequel to 2017's highly successful and rather enjoyable 'Wonder Woman'.

    Set 66 years after the events of the previous outing which took place at the beginning of WWI we take a trip down retro memory lane to the mid-'80s.

    This, of course, is a pretty common trait nowadays and at times it seems like there are more modern movies set in the 1980s than in…

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    ★★★★

    LA-based private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is tricked into doing a job on the cities chief water engineer Hollis Mulwray (Darrell Zwerling) only to subsequently get himself neck-deep in a city-wide conspiracy involving the powerful oligarch Noah Cross (John Huston) and his estranged daughter Evelyn (Faye Dunaway).

    I'd wanted to see Roman Polanksi's 1930s set noir for some time and finally got round to it.

    It doesn't disappoint.

    The disgraced director prevents a complicated screenplay disappearing into a labyrinthian…

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  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★★

    Directed by a trio of newcomers (François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell) and starring a host of unknowns I must admit the only real thing that attracted me to 'Summer of 84' was the cover art which in my experience is usually pretty misleading.

    Let's be honest both the film and TV market has for some time now been awash to the point of saturation with '80s set or inspired horrors, comedies, dramas etc to such an extent that nostalgic…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    Oh dear.
    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

    I could just leave it at that as a review as it just about sums up my feelings on this, to put it mildly, ill-advised entry into the perennially disappointing Predator franchise.

    A Predator ship crash lands conveniently right into the middle of an American black ops mission in deepest, darkest South America.
    Captain Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) is the only man to survive and presumably due to his lack of faith…