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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “I don't think it is [sexist],” says Ex Machina's science advisor, who apparently has some kind of Twitter alert for “Ex Machina AND male gaze”. He asserts that, to “examine the objectification of women”, the female characters in the film must be objectified.

    I have two main problems with this. Firstly, what is served by “examining the objectification of women” in this fashion? What is Alex Garland trying to communicate, and (separate question) is he successful? Some interesting ideas are…

  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton 2015

    ★★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2015 3

    I witnessed the strength of street knowledge, I guess?

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Jun, 2015 2

    "Matt, you can't watch FURY ROAD four times in a month."
    "Oh yeah? WITNESS ME."

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★★ Watched 23 Feb, 2015 3

    Gloriously, spectacularly dumb. Burns more ideas than it honours, flings plot threads about with wild abandon, and still remains marvellously pretty.