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  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2014

    Sets out daringly, challenging an audience to question their inevitable reflex to identify with humans by throwing them into the midst of a beautifully realised ape society; this balance of morality lasts for a fair while, and even when it capitulates, at least the ape baddy is genuinely enigmatic and fearsome. The action climax is entirely unnecessary; there was a precise moment I wished had been the end, but knew never would be. And the horrific short shrift granted the females is unforgivable - meaning the film reveals the ugliness of human nature in more ways that one.

  • Northwest 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    Northwest brings little new to the table. It doesn’t need to. This is a reiteration of a critical weakness in the structures of Western society, a purposeful echo of situations presented by filmmakers in other countries.

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  • Liberal Arts 2012

    ★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2012 3

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

  • Flesh for Frankenstein 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2012

    To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life in the gall bladder!