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The Witcher

A competent adaptation let down a little by an overly rapid pace and confusing narrative timeline. I'd have loved this season to have been twice as long (or split into two) to give the story, world building and characters more space to breath. As it is, there's a lot of potential but its a bit paper thin in places.

How to Train Your Dragon

An excellent kids movie that I defy anyone to watch and not come away with a great big smile on their face. Toothless is an iconic character and the plot, animation, voice acting, music, design, action, and humour are all top notch.

The Lady in the Van

A quirky, British tale that is all the dafter for the fact that (most of it) is true. Maggie Smith is phenomenal and the multiple Alan Bennets is a clever gimmick that works.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

A wonderfully detailed world and magic system woven around a story that will entertain any age, a classic that definitely doesn't disappoint.

Rick & Morty

Brilliant, genre skewering television wrapped up in an animated show that pulls some surprisingly intelligent punches. It had a slow start but it has continued to build steam and shows no signs of slowing down.

Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

The end of an era; not with a whimper, but also not with a bang. Instead, we got a "good enough" and a feeling that things could have been a lot better if Disney had actually put a plan in place from day one.

Good Omens

Much better than it might have been, with some excellent dialogue, brilliant performances, and wonderful source material, but not quite perfect. A solid adaptation.

Batman: Assault on Arkham

A more competent version of the live action Suicide Squad movie, though ultimately the plot falls apart entirely if you stop and think about how government departments work at all. Still, where's the fun in that?

Knives Out

A triumphant attempt at a classic murder mystery. Intrigue, suspense, excellent cast, and just enough twists on the ol'formula to keep you interested.

1917

Is it 100% perfect? No, but it is 99% perfect and an incredibly important cultural moment to boot. Everyone should watch this film at least once, preferably in the cinema.

The Witcher: Wild Hunt

An exceptionally well-crafted story, with brilliant characters, fantastic world-building, excellent humour, genius side quests, and more memorable moments than I can count. Combined with one great expansion and another that could easily be classed as a standalone game of equal calibre, and the final package is one of the greatest gaming achievements I've ever had the pleasure of playing. Truly outstanding and the top of its field.

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