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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★½

    The trope of introducing a character to which he or she is completely unfamiliar and unaccustomed — and hence very awkward — will never be unfunny… it will never be not unoriginal either though. And that’s more or less the problem with Wonder Woman. Barring the fact that we’re dealing with a female superhero, I’ve seen it all countless times before. It started out somewhat fresh with cool, but tame powers, but by the end of the movie our Amazon…

  • The Teacher

    The Teacher

    ★★

    At least my girlfriend thought it was amazing.

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  • Akira

    Akira

    ★½

    Thirteenth watch of Japanese July. A brief synopsis of Akira. It's 1988 and Tokio is destroyed. It’s 2019 and Neo-Tokyo is awesome. Kaneda yells: “Tetsuo!” Tetsuo yells: “Kaneda!” *Explosion* Tetsuo yells: “Kaneda!!” Kaneda yells: “Tetsuo!!” Some more beautiful animation. *Explosion* Kaneda yells: “Tetsuo!!!” Tetsuo yells: “Kaneda!!!” MIND BATTLE. Bodily mutations, so many bodily mutations. “Kaneda…” “Tetsuo!” *EXPLOSIONS* “Tetsuooooooooooooo!” MIND BATTLE. More stellar animation, yet another explosion, another mind battle and some more explosions. “Kanedaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★

    Sofia Coppola is a director who often lets scenes speak through music, frequently employing hip indie scores - including, in this case, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine, Air and The Jesus and Mary Chain amongst others - even when not exactly matching the time period that’s being portrayed (Marie Antoinette). Yet, in Lost in Translation I get the feeling that she for once deliberately chooses to let silence speak for itself as well; the stellar duo Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray…