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The sitcom of a decade. Has it aged? Yes. Are some parts a little problematic? Sure. But could it be any funnier? I mean probably, but it's still brilliant, funny as anything, and a great nostalgia trip that just about manages to hold up throughout the ridiculously long run.

Bo Burnham: Inside

A masterwork of storytelling and creative direction, with some exceptional skits and a poignant meta-narrative on isolation, mental health, and the pandemic, though a little lacking in Burnham's trademark stinging wit and wordplay.

Raya and the Last Dragon

A beautiful fantasy world, but lacking in the depth needed to really invest in the story. Just watch Avatar: TLA instead, it does the whole thing better.

Falcon and the Winter Soldier

A decent fleshing out of two interesting characters from the MCU, with a solid ending and some powerful themes, yet ultimately let down by a lacklustre first half and a generally poor, rushed execution.

Monsters University

A by-the-numbers college caper that's fun enough, but falls far short of the original and just feels a little loose in its own right.

The Mitchells vs The Machines

Utterly inventive, brilliantly funny, and beautifully crafted. The central plot is a little by-the-numbers, but everything else is as original as they come, and the movie shines as a result.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

A competent fleshing out of the wider Star Wars narrative in a way that gives a lot of much-loved characters room to breath. Nicely builds on the themes of the prequels whilst setting in play the themes of the original trilogy at the same time.

Alien Worlds

A solid piece of spec-bio with a diverse range of specialists involved, though a little overly simplified in terms of the science presented and with a slightly lacklustre final episode.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

A nuanced lens shone on a particular moment in history, with an incredible cast and a brilliant script, albeit one probably better placed on a stage (as the original was intended) than on film.

What We Do in the Shadows

An indie flick filmed on a tight budget that still manages a much better modernisation of vampire mythology than Twilight, with a great cast and some excellent deadpan comedy thrown throughout.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Action-packed, with some intense car chases and choreography, and more character depth than it needed, but still little more than an excuse for some body horror and extreme violence.

The Proposal

A surprisingly funny and interesting film with a great cast and a brilliant amount of Betty White.

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