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  • War Machine

    War Machine

    Someone was pitched 3 different movies: a satire, a straight drama and a war film, then made them all. Badly. At the centre is Brad Pitt's performance; a ludicrously ill-suited reprise of his role in Inglourious Basterds. If not a career low this cartoony depiction is his worst performance in many years.

    Writer/director David Michod lends little style to the visuals and imposes an abysmal voiceover which is incessantly interrupting, telling us things Michod and his actors could and should…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    The first time in years I've seen a film once and thought it might be an all time great, perhaps a Top 20 entry. The pure imagery of it is astonishing, from the opening rush of images that suck us in to the film's surrealism and its relationship to cinema, to the increasing doubling of Ullman and Andersson. I'm not even close to figuring this film out, but I am certain that it's a masterpiece and that I will see ever increasing layers in it on rewatches.

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  • Battleship

    Battleship

    ½

    Battleshit. That's an abysmal joke, I'm sorry, but this flag waving fuckpile of a movie deserves no more creativity than that. Obnoxiously badly written, shot and acted, I'd like to assume it will be the worst film of 2012, but summer's just begun.

  • American Pie

    American Pie

    ★★★

    Holds up pretty well. The characters develop more than in most teen movies and there's heart behind the raunch and gross out gags.