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  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    ★★★½

    Not the slam-dunk of genius I was sort of expecting, which I also dreaded would be the case anyway, and which was why I put off watching this until now.

    Great cast, especially Fionn Whitehead, and the excellent choice of casting game legend Jeff Minter as the author Davies. Nice production design throughout. The streaming video as branching narrative thing is a neat throwback idea, but the execution is frustrating.

    Too many narrative deadends that just force you to restart…

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★★

    I never get tired of this movie.

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  • Precious

    Precious

    ★★½

    This is just an awful movie, made by somebody with contempt for cinema, apparently. Poverty porn for people who like hand-wringing in the comfort of their sitting room instead of actual change in the lives of others...

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    By far my favorite alcoholic movie, and my favorite movie about Scientology, or brainwashing, or alcohol-fueled fantasizing... It's a bromance, it's an odyssey of sorts, and most certainly it's a stunning piece of cinema. But I'll have to get back to you about what's it's ultimately about.

    I mean, what was real and what wasn't? Did Quell dream the whole thing in a stupor, lying on that beach? Dodd was most certainly the comforting breast Quell needed, but without all…