Luke has been a film fan since first seeing Jurassic Park at the Odeon in Ipswich, UK back in ’93. The Odeon is gone but the doughy-eyed sense of idealism remains.

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Just ahead of Christmas, we march through a few cinema releases towards the end of 2017.

Luke enjoys the dry Kiwi humour and pulpy action/adventure of Thor: Ragnarok, thanks to director Taika Waititi, Jeff Goldblum and a cracking retro soundtrack. We also look at Film Star’s Don’t Die in Liverpool, a touching love story based on the true events leading up to the final days of Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame.

Elsewhere, we revel in the derivative glory of Blumhouse Productions’ latest horror flick Happy Death Day and Luke notes how they probably do still ‘make them like they used to’ as he guesses who dunnit in Kenneth Branagh’ Murder on the Orient Express.