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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★

    Surprisingly operaic. This is not an Alien film per se, more like an origin story, or kind of a metanarrative. Fathers, creators, myths and kitsch. Michael Fassbender teaches himself to finger himself here; and to blow his own flute.

  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★½

    Kind of bleak metaphysically, as it's basically about an alcoholic living in the past. Even the end of the world can't stop his yearning. Otherwise it's bit of a mess and all over the place.

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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★

    I liked it surprisingly lot. It actually felt more whimsicaly & "magical" than most of the HP films. Most of it is cutesy slapstick that goes nowhere, but I don't mind. Definitely one of the better blockbusters this year.

  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

    ★★★

    Sure, it's funny and often surreal to the max, but it also feels a bit like an overlong short film with one idea. Dano and Radcliffe are sweet here, but I'm not sure that it is... touching? Isn't that what it's after? The "deepness" of it is pure bogus, it works solely because of the zaniness of the ideas and scenes. But it wasn't heartfelt for me, not truly. Calculating, more so.