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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★

    It's only been two days since I've seen this and I've already forgotten everything interesting that I wanted to say about this so here's the boring TLDR version.

    - Hemsworth has a first from the Zac Efron's "conventionally attractive but knows how to play ditzy" school of comedy.

    - There's no point in complaining about Blanchett being wasted as Marvel movies have never been good vehicles for dramatic acting (outside of, possibly, the Captain America trilogy).

    - Should have been…

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success

    ★★★★½

    - Warning for people who haven't seen it yet: Make sure to put some gloves on your ears before you watch because the dialogue here is really sharp. Please be careful.

    - Reminds me a lot of UnReal in how it portrays manipulation as an absolutely despicable act. Like I watch movies where people get murdered all the time but some of the skeevy shit in here really made me wince. Is it the self-serving nature of it that makes…

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  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★½

    Don’t know if someone’s done this already but here’s a brief fact check on some of the stuff in this movie. [Possible point of importance: the movie’s main story begins at the beginning of the 1960s]

    - Jim Parsons and Kirsten Dunst are entirely fictional characters with Costner being a composite of three different people.

    - No-one ever mistook Katherine Johnson for a janitor

    - Katherine Johnson never ran across the campus to use the ‘colored’ bathroom. Not knowing the…

  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★

    I caught Tony Zhou raving about this film on Twitter several months ago which was enough to get me very excited so I treated this like any other intriguing non-tentpole film I usually want to see and avoided all trailers, reviews and discussion. All I knew going in was that it was Eggers' debut film and that it was probably a horror.

    And now that I've finally watched it? It was definitely a mistake not to have read a couple…