• Towards the end of the film, we see our hero making a breathless dash though the airport, as he’s trying to find Her. He notes to himself that what he’s really doing is trying to outrun a cliché. Well, Playing It Cool doesn’t manage to outrun any of those clichés it attempts to satirise. What a pity.

  • …works at many levels — it is at once a humorous jab at our varied obsessions, be it with technology, or with keeping up, or with wanting to stay young. It’s also — like that column written by Cheryl Strayed — a look at youth and all its charm and promise and pretensions. It’s a look at the things we get to know only when we’re no longer so terribly young: That “about eight of the 10 things you have decided about yourself will over time prove to be false”. And that the other two “will prove to be so true that you’ll look back in 20 years and howl”.

  • …may not go down as a superhero classic, but it delivers what it’s meant to. And of course, it sets the scene for the Marvel instalments still to come. Mission accomplished.

  • Jupiter Ascending then, is a missed opportunity for the Wachowskis—and a missed opportunity for viewers.

  • Foxcatcher illuminates three complex men (to varying degrees) and their relationships. It highlights the disservice we as a society do to our sportspersons (a point that will resonate with audiences here). And it depicts just how much we’re willing to overlook when great wealth and power are brought to bear on a situation.

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