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  • Airplane!



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The boyfriend made me watch this movie this afternoon because I was tired and didn’t want to function much, and even though literal and pun-based humour in film form isn’t really my thing I still had a few laughs. The main character dude (name already forgotten) was super annoying, but he redeemed himself by managing to land the disaster-stricken plane even after all his PTSD-induced panic attacks. Definitely not a film I’ll feel the need to watch again, but at least now I can say I’ve seen it!

  • American Ultra

    American Ultra


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So many alternative secret agent movies lately have been absolutely terrible, but this one actually worked extremely well! It mixes just a dash of dry humour with a helluva lot of quality action and fight scenes to create a film that is predictable but ultimately quite satisfactory. It didn’t rely on a lot of special cinematography effects or overwritten characters either, and really just let the audience sit and enjoy the ride as protagonist Mike Howell’s life devolves into chaos…

  • Denial



    Many years ago I started reading Deborah Lipstadt’s book Denying the Holocaust, but never actually managed to get through it. Clearly, it is an important book, as it explores the logic and psychosis around the people who attempt to deny the Holocaust during World War I. What is far more interesting to me though, is that Lipstadt besides writing a book which systematically discusses (and takes apart) the thought process behind this way of thinking, actually had the nerve to…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The first Thor film was definitely not on the top of my Marvel list, but it seems that with every film in the franchise they’re putting more effort into it and attempting to actually brand themselves as more than simple comic book-based movies. I had heard from many people before seeing Thor: Ragnarok that it was excellent, but I always take reviews with a grain of salt because I more often than not disagree with them and generally like to…