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  • Project Power

    Project Power

    Sometimes it seems Tony Scott is one of the three most influential directors of the 21st century. I never fully appreciated him while he was alive but watching this piss poor pastiche of his flamboyantly incoherent and frenetic style makes me miss him all the more.

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★★

    A good rural heartland Neo-noir. If its chronological scrambling and cutting between characters suggests an Appalachian Pulp Fiction, the results are far darker and more meditative, if not equally stylized. Even Campos' punctuated blasts of violence are, like in his other films, distanced, cold, and detached. Its characters are largely cyphers, either psychotic killers or victims. The film's existential void would seem to be its flaw. Take an area that is now the epicentre of American post-industrial misery, the heart…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    File Under: Post-Apocalyptic Looney Tunes Adolescent Nostalgia Fantasy Fetish.

  • Before I Disappear

    Before I Disappear

    ★★★★

    I'm not sure why this film hit me the way it did - perhaps as a random Netflix watch amidst dazed insomnia after waking up in the middle of the night and finding it impossible to fall back asleep - but it's rare for me these days to wander blind into a film and love it so unconditionally. The film has such a distinct sensitivity, earnest and straight-faced yet playful and absurd with a low budget indie realism that is…