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  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2015

    I really wish it was possible to go into a well-loved franchise installment in 2015 without having to be insulted by the same, kick-ass-but-otherwise-bland female character that most of us are tired of by this point. Rebecca Ferguson is great, I'm sure, but I really wouldn't know from watching this film. She spends the entire first half slinking around in the sexiest dress imaginable while bending over backwards (pun intended) to demonstrate that, yes, she has incredible physical skill for…

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2015

    "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

    That's from the Bible. It's also a thought that has been regularly popping into my head with every new Marvel film I've put on my 3D glasses for. The truth is, Ant-Man is very watchable. So were the sequels to Captain America, Iron…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2014 12

    You know, this actually made sense to me. I was bracing for a fevered surrealist nightmare, but this felt much more like a coherent narrative than anything else.

    I found myself eerily reminded of Bergman's Persona more than once - was that just me? Not only a sense that the two lead women might just be the same person, but a similarly energetic claustrophobia that pulsates in the silences between them. There's sexual energy, but there's also sincere compassion and…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jul, 2014 3

    The subject matter here is frightening in weight alone, and it is the fact that Klara herself couldn't possibly know what her own foolish little comment meant that is particularly horrifying. A monster is created, and an innocent man becomes victimized to a von Trier-esque extent. But we can't see the monster. It stays in the shadows and manifests itself in the forms of paranoia, emotional manipulation and even violence. The monster's nature is untruth, and its weapon are the…