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Baby Driver
Baby Driver (2017)
8 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Edgar Wright is back in town with a new all out fun, stylish and thrilling flick that comes off more as attributing classic crime getaway films full of fast cars, killer tunes and snappy editing (the latter being most signature to Wright). Despite it's old school feel, it's technology proves it's a 21st Century set drama in the middle of L.A., I also feel this crashes the gates of 2011's 'Drive' which despite my admiration, I'm not a genuine fan of, as this film shows you can have some solid drama up close and personal without slowing down, or being too off putting on the violence spectrum. This is film that's due to win over any type of audience members both young and old alike, possibly Edgar Wright's best stand alone feature of today as I feel this film isn't steering of any of the tracks it's so detrimentally focused on driving on, I was thrilled from start to finish, enjoying every bit of action, semi-musical beats and rhythms and the gifted performers giving it all they got for such a unique production. Highly recommended as possibly one of 2017's best.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
20 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

With Marvel back in the reins in with handling Spider-Man, they gave us a refreshing and entertaining film that gives spidey fans the satisfaction they've wanted for ages and a fitting new turn for the MCU, whilst not adhering too much to other future franchise films. For me, this is possibly the best Spider-Man film I've seen in almost 13 years since 'Spider-Man 2', this film gets straight to the point, skipping the formalities of origin stories and building off what made Tom Holland's Spider-Man a stand-out in last year's 'Captain America: Civil War'. The film is mainly centered on the young Peter Parker trying to balance his life as both a High School student and a Superhero, the unique dynamic structure that's made this superhero stand out among the rest. It might also be summed up as 'Spider-Man trying to discover his purpose, in a world of heroes'. The light hearted tone and luscious colour scheme make this film stand out from the rest of the MCU. Add to that it's well directed by Jon Watts and includes some great casting from such talented actors, Michael Keaton's turn as a villain feels like the actor has come full circle after playing Batman and Birdman. It also might be the funniest superhero film to date as this film is chock full of pulse pounding humour riled up in it's entertainment factor and not just within the web slinging action. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' is recommended as not only a change of pace and form for the MCU but also a really entertaining Spider-Man film at that, better than both previous 'Amazing Spider-Man' films combined.

I Am Heath Ledger
35 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Well, if you grew up in the noughties (like myself) you knew his name and you knew the various roles he played in various films. Heath Ledger is nothing short of being a modern Australian legend who lived a wonderfully fulfilling and colourful life, but sadly left this world all too soon. This documentary sheds light on the late actor's life produced and interviewed by some of his most closest friends and family members. It even include various pieces of stock footage that Ledger himself filmed throughout his life, something I didn't know about his underlining passion for his own brand of video/film making efforts. While it's been 9 years since the late actor's death this film goes to show his legacy still endures as his undying passion for being alive. Overall this documentary is the definitive portrait of Ledger which both old and new generations can learn from, it was an insightful feel good facts trip into the life and times of Ledger as well as an endearing one to really get some intimacy on parts of his life the world already didn't know.

Their Finest
Their Finest (2017)
47 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Being released the same year as Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' coming in July, it seems a little coincidental similar referenced film is also released. 'Their Finest' is really about 1940's propaganda film making at the height of WWII, where an unlikely ensemble band together to make something incredible. I must say ever since I saw 'Prince of Persia' in 2012 I've always had a huge crush on Gemma Arterton and this film holds no bars as this is an outstanding performance from her as a Welsh screenwriter, while her chemistry and relationships with the other cast members is superbly delightful. It is in itself a piece of social commentary on the world war 2 period, also on past film industry practices. Admirable as it is as a small scale drama, whilst throwing smart pieces of comedy and romance into it's mix as it's one of the most unique and well accomplished pieces of British Cinema I've seen this year alone. I highly recommend this delightfully crowd pleasing underrated British flick that should be on people watch list this year even if you are definitely thinking of seeing Dunkirk in July.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
50 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It seem uncanny that after the DC Extended Universe had an incredible rocky start with three previously released and critically polarized films this franchise rivaling the Marvel Cinematic Universe could actually pick itself up. Well like it or not, 'Wonder Woman' has in fact succeeded not just in the DCEU but also being the best female-led superhero movie of all time to date. What this film got right was what the previous film most desperately needed, character, heart, colour, conflict and humour for all those matters. It's a relief to see a film that benefits a lot from it's own sense of law and complex character study to go with a great sense of a very concentrated and coherent plot. I enjoyed Gal Gadot as the title character, despite her brief forced appearance as the character in last year's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' this is the film where she gets to shine as Diana Prince, able to show enough charisma and physicality in the role. Likewise the action and scope of the film are excellent as is the overall look and feel under the direction of Patty Jenkins. Whether this means the DCEU can improve is a plus and I hope this trend can continue, despite the flaws in this film comparisons with underutilized villains and familiar tropes, the film itself focuses on it's own mertits and for that you can't help but admire the film and be entertained.