Solo: A Star Wars Story – Review

Neither a hit nor a miss, Solo is a fair addition to the franchise, though I can’t shake the feeling that it has inevitably and irreversibly eroded the mystique and magic of Star Wars for the sake of a buck…

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Avengers: Infinity War – Review

Was it worth the wait and the build up? You bet it was! The Russo brothers prove themselves again with a perfect blend of action, drama and spectacle. A two-and-a-half hour finale that is nothing short of epic and startling from beginning to (cliffhanger) end.

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song: i’ve never seen anything as beautiful as you

a new song: i’ve seen the beginnings of light. . .

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Ready Player One – Review

Spielberg delivers a fast, fun movie that pleases at a superficial level, contains a heartfelt tribute to Kubrick’s The Shining, but keeps things far cosy for it’s ideas to get under the skin…

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The Shape of Water – Review

Beautiful to look at, with an Oscar-worth central performance, The Shape of Water fails in its stereotypical characters that are too obvious even for a fairy tale…

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poem: volcano diary

the first in a series of self-penned poems: ‘the charred last entry in the volcano diary reads….’

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Black Panther – Review

Lively, fun, an important watershed amongst blockbusters, Black Panther’s derivative themes & workmanlike direction keep it from taking flight, & the CGI-heavy action doesn’t raise the pulse…

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