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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Directed by Bryan Singer

2 stars

Like a 1970s fun-fair, X-Men: Days of Future Past comes lumbering into town, on to our screens and off pretty quickly, too, or there’s no justice.

The plot is both convoluted and simple: things are bad for the X-Men in the future, with a repressive regime soldiered by large flying robots called Sentinels hunting them down in their mountain-top hideaways. The only chance to get out of this predicament is to send the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back to 1973 where he can get the younger versions of the X-Men to prevent naughty mutant Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating small, slightly evil scientist Dr. Trask (Peter Dinklage, looking serious but never scary) to prevent him from perfecting said Sentinels. Read more

Shame (2011)

Directed by: Steve McQueen

5 stars

Handsome executive Brandon (Michael Fassbender, looking more than ever like a young Christopher Plummer) can attract beautiful women with ease, but does not enter into relationships, preferring one-nights, hookers and porn.  He avoids contact with his only relative, fragile sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan), and is increasingly distracted at work. Read more