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  • Interplanetary Revolution

    Interplanetary Revolution

    ★★★½

    This Youtube rip I watched has some of the coolest subtitles I've ever seen!

  • Catching Feelings

    Catching Feelings

    This is actually really lovely and I’m willing to forgive a lot! Lediga’s sense of place and time feels so sincere and true and I was in love with this film in the moments of off hand texture and locality. It’s a pity, then, that the story hits every mark of a Stand-up Comic Vehicle - a genre that’s fading very fast. The writing sounds like leftovers from one of Lediga’s specials, or any male South-African comedian right now, for…

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  • L'Atalante

    L'Atalante

    ★★★★★

    I often approach this type of thing with a fair amount of scepticism. It's petty and a nuisance, but I don't like my completist tendencies, I don't want homework, and so I can sometimes be less open hearted than I'd like to be when it comes to the real macdaddies of film academe, like this one.

    There's usually some sort of technical board pin to spot. The first film to employ such-and-such. Poetic Realism in the case of this film,…

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    ★★

    Not as awful as some people have made it out to be, I don't think. If you have some sentiment for the series i'm sure you'll dig Five Armies, but it is a borderline shambles a lot of the time. We were probably all bracing ourselves for this kind of slop when the guy said he wants to wring three movies out of that book, and the resulting bloatedness of this trilogy has pretty much ruined all the imagination and…