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  • Get the Gringo

    Get the Gringo

    ★★★

    Upgrading my review on rewatch as there's a lot of fun to be had with Gibson's Parker-esque unofficial sequel to Payback despite the lousy direction, stupid voiceover and attempt to make the antihero protagonist a good guy at heart.

  • The Killing

    The Killing

    ★★★★½

    Two things, what Kubrick has to say about white privilege is almost revelatory in 50s Yankeeland, it's pretty much revelatory based on the current state of their bullshit social attitudes, and how after many watches i'm still exasperated by the bad decisions made by Hayden in his getaway. Much like Malick, Kubrick peaked early.

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  • Wake in Fright

    Wake in Fright

    ★★★★½

    May you dream of the Devil and wake in fright. - AN OLD CURSE

    Part 1 of the 30 Countries project.

    For the purposes of this project this movie is classed as at least partially being of Australian origin as per its listing on imdb.

    “In the remote towns of the west there are few of the amenities of civilization; there is no sewerage, there are no hospitals, rarely a doctor; the food is dreary and flavourless from long carrying,…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★★

    I'm honestly conflicted over giving this film the full marks. After tonight's screening at the Rooftop Cinema in Perth I reckon I must have seen it an even dozen times and it just keeps getting funnier. But it's a teen comedy comic book adaptation. Conflicted!

    Edgar Wright has done such a great job in adapting the visuals, mood and attitude of the excellent graphic novels, the soundtrack is phenomenally well chosen and the cast all excel in their roles however small plus it seems like Michael Cera was born to be Scott Pilgrim.

    I heart Scott Pilgrim so much. Full stars!