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Sicario 2 (2018) – Review

This sequel sees CIA Agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) return to enlist a mysterious operative, known to us as Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), to investigate a Mexican drug cartel that has been smuggling terrorists into the United States of America, emphasised greatly by a suicide bombing in a Kansas City grocery store, killing fifteen innocent civilians in the process. Their actions, however, escalate the cartel situation on the whole, resulting in various double crossings and the occasional kidnapping. A worthy film but one that in some peoples eyes, didn’t quite reach the dizzy heights of its predecessor.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Westworld (1973) – Review

The Delos amusement park provides rich vacationers a way out of their normal, stagnated lifestyle, so that they can live out their fantasies through the use of android robots that will provide them with anything they want. Peter (Richard Benjamin) and John (James Brolin) choose a wild west adventure which sees the pair being stalked by a robotic Gunslinger (Yul Brynner) that malfunctions after a computer breakdown. Not a film I’d recommend strongly but there are certainly worse ways of spending an evening.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Anastasia (1956) – Review

A group of Russian exiles in Paris, France, come together to try and collect a ten-million-pound inheritance from the Bank of England, by grooming a destitute, out of sorts, young girl named Anna Koreff (Ingrid Bergman), to eventually pose as heir to the Russian throne. The group, fronted by General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine (Yul Brynner), do such a convincing job that the girl quickly believes that she is the real Anastasia all along. Their ultimate fate is to be decided by the Empress (Helen Hayes), who is extremely skeptical of the situation. A classic cinematic release, dating back over sixty years, that received more than one Oscar nomination.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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John Wick 3 (2019) – Review

When John Wick (Keanu Reeves) guns down a member of the prestigious high table on restricted grounds, the elite assassin finds himself stripped off all protection and wondering around with a huge bounty on his head. Wick must work his way through the streets of New York and beyond with the world’s most ruthless and sadistic killers trailing him. This is the third movie of the John Wick series and much like the previous two, it is a terrific advert for action movies of today.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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John Wick 2 (2017) – Review

When John Wick (Keanu Reeves) finds himself bound to a debt he must repay, he ultimately accepts an offer of a job in Rome, despite his heavy reluctance. When the job is finished however, he becomes victim of a double-crossing and must escape while he still has his life in his own hands. This is the second movie of the John Wick series and much like the first, it’s a terrific advert for modern day action movies.  

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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John Wick 1 (2014) – Review

A former hitman, still suffering after the death of his beloved wife, is forced out of retirement when a group of young gangsters break into his home, steal his car and savagely kill his dog. Blind with revenge, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) unleashes an ungodly amount of destruction and fury towards the men responsible and their family too. An action-packed, sensational start to one of the finest action movie franchises in a very long time.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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The Tender Bar (2021) – Review

Junior (Tye Sheridan) is a boy growing up on Long Island, seeking to find a father figure to replace the one that abandoned him shortly after birth as well as doing his best to please the rest of his family. Spending a large amount of time at his uncle’s bar, Junior begins to listen closely to all the patrons and their stories, learning on a daily basis before leaving for Yale University and becoming a writer. An easy to watch and relaxed drama that is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Power of the Dog (2021) – Review

Charismatic but troubled rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those that are around him. When he finds out that his brother George Burbank (Jesse Plemons) has fallen in love and married a woman with an older son, Phil torments the pair mercilessly, but exposes his own frailties in the process. A decent drama that has been receiving a large amount of praise. The Power of the Dog is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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