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  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    ★★½

    Kudos for Netflix on keeping some of the indies alive (whilst killing cinema as a whole in the process), but I don't know, man. Why was this one made? It is a bunch of sleep inducing cuteness, which reels into a swamp of gore in the end. That's what crime movies do nowadays.

  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★½

    Well, this one's a pickle and on the brink: it almost works. Often it feels like an overlong Lana Del Rey music video; artsy fartsy shock vibes with a hipsterish (albeit very good!) soundtrack. Is this some kind of Tank Girl for the 2010s? Maybe, if you took out the humour and replaced it with faux-emo-trash-cool-pop-sincerity. The first half is pretty obnoxious, but the flick does grow on me, somewhat.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    This one's weird: it's bulky and flawed, basically a tableaux of designs, but every single frame is nothing short of stunning, the sound design always top notch. The movie's too long, but it's paced beautifully and it would be difficult to say what to cut out. The only glaring flaw is the ghastily written Wallace, played by overacting Jared Leto. But yes, it's probably the first remake that has even a smidge of "art" in its veins.

  • 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.