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Back to the Future Review

As Huey Lewis and The News’ Power of Love plays for the fourth time in fifteen minutes, Back to the Future would be pushing its luck if it were not so charming. It is, as Lewis himself says in his cameo role, “just too darn loud,” although that is not the issue. Pump it up as loud as it goes, because hearing the odd little bleeps of science-fiction special effects and the immortal lines from within this Robert Zemeckis masterpiece is an experience in need of the loudest, most tinnitus-triggering volume available. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) figures that out in the opening moments, and his decision to stand in front of that oversized speaker is, perhaps, his own dumb fault. But that is the beauty within Back to the Future, it is a film based on the faults of idiots who dared to dream.  

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Nobody Review

We are witnessing pointless history in action. With the relative influence the John Wick series has had on the action genre so far, it was an inevitability that films in a similar vein would appear to have a punt at the “mysterious lead takes on more than they can chew” showcase. Atomic Blonde tried it, bathing in the Cold War antics and brilliant soundtrack such tense times provided, and now, it is the turn of Bob Odenkirk with Nobody. From Hardcore Henry director Ilya Naishuller is an action piece that ditches the stomach-churning, first-person antics and instead presents a neutered, clear-cut assignment that sees a suburban dad retaliate against the burglars that infiltrate his home and subsequently his way of life.  

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Over the Garden Wall Review

A contrast of character is effective and necessary for any medium. Wirt (Elijah Wood) and Greg (Collin Dean) are brothers at war with one another, even if they do not notice it. From the immediate first scenes with them, the difference of tact and dissimilarity between the two is showcased. We have our struggle, and merely need to follow Over the Garden Wall through as it enchants its audience and paints a marvellous picture of brothers trying to make their way home. Their vain attempts at doing so are futile and fun at times, with some clear highlights shining through.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Review

From the calm acoustics and mellow pondlife that open One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, one could be forgiven for thinking such tranquil life would last forever. The procedural and sanitized white walls broken by the arrival of a woman clad in black attire, the contrast is immediate and pristine. Director Miloš Forman presents an immediate yin and yang, two tones that would battle with one another throughout this adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel. Sedated oddities line the halls of Forman’s work, and the catalyst of entertaining and free behaviour they find themselves adorned with are all thanks to one Randle Patrick McMurphy, here portrayed by Jack Nicholson.  

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