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  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★½

    You know what rules? Two of Australia’s best creative exports are the guys that made Saw. And it’s great. Not someone making suburban misery porn. But exciting and wild genre and other good stuff. (see also Jennifer Kent, Geraldine Viswanathan et al)

    This was good without being great but I just love that this got made here. And that maybe people will be ready for the next Saw or Babadook or cast someone who’s surname isn’t super white and that…

  • Yes, God, Yes

    Yes, God, Yes

    ★★★★½

    Perfectly encapsulates that teenage frustration of being told and expected to be an adult by adults who refuse to give you any information which at first feels like they’re hiding it from you but you later learn is because no-one knows what the fuck they’re doing and it’s all just madness.

    This also reminded me of my own dumb rebellion against Catholicism when I was at school where I stopped saying Amen at the end of prayers because that meant “I believe” and I didn’t anymore.

    Yeah. 

    This was good.

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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    Things I Learned Watching Paddington 2:

    1. The Oscars no longer count for anything because this hasn’t won ongoing Best Picture in perpetuity forever. 

    2. I think I’m in love with Mrs. Brown. 

    3. I’m definitely in love with Mrs. Brown.

    4. Letterboxd only allowing you to go to five stars is criminal. So using a sliding scale every movie I’ve given a five to that isn’t this movie drops to a 3. Everything else is a 2. 

    5. Hugh…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    This movie still fucking rules. Felt like an angry rewatch because dickheads were going after Rian Johnson again in the wake of the latest trailer for Episode IX and it has made me realise that this may be my favourite Star Wars by a considerable margin. The Rey and Kylo stuff is brilliant, the visuals iconic and the themes relevant. Rian Johnson you’re a good dude, everyone who hates this movie is not. I don’t make the rules.