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Ant-Man and the Wasp | Review

★★★★

Peyton Reed’s jovial sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man comes via a much less complicated production background than its predecessor. Fewer re-writes and disagreements behind the scenes and a director present from conception to release. In the wake of the behemothically over-stuffed Infinity War, its a much needed breather.

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Here’s why Black Panther matters…

Black Panther is the eighteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a franchise this year celebrating its tenth anniversary. The film – which sees Chadwick Boseman play T’Challa, the titular melanistic big cat – is one of three Marvel blockbusters out in 2018, taking the total to twenty. That’s more films than Quentin Tarantino has produced in his entire career to date.

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Thor: Ragnarok | Review

★★★

Claiming the honour of being the best Thor film to date isn’t exactly high praise but, in the case of Thor: Ragnarok, it does at least herald the incoming of a pleasingly fresher take on the Norse god’s super-sub-franchise. With the surprisingly tangible vision of Hunt of Wilderpeople’s Taika Waititi, part-three Thor makes for a fun addition to Marvel’s tiresomely sprawling universe and blessed relief for Chris Hemsworth’s erstwhile little used funny bones.

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