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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) directed by Ron Howard

The iconically cool Star Wars protagonist deserved better than his try-hard incarnation Alden Ehrenreich in this lacklustre, uninspiring origin story. What's with that near-constant visual murk? Woody Harrelson and nonconformist droid L3-37 add a slight dash of fun to a weak entry.

Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo with his buddy, Chewbacca

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018) starring Robert Downey Jr.

The latest and most hyped of Marvel Comics Universe movies has its moments but ultimately offers both far too much and, paradoxically, far too little. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt and many others.

Avengers: Infinity War poster art

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) directed by Rian Johnson

The latest entry in the long-running series ranks as one of its finest. The action is spectacular and the character dynamics pay off with some truly heartbreaking tragedy on a Shakespearean scale.

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Alien: Covenant

An improvement over Prometheus, but still a misfire.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Disjointed but intermittently entertaining sequel throws everything but the kitchen sink at the viewer.

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​Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It's a sideshow, but a darkly spectacular one all the same.

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Harvey Keitel in The Black Cat

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Obey, written and directed by Jamie Jones

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Erik the Conqueror directed by Mario Bava

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