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  • London Has Fallen

    London Has Fallen

    ★★

    I maintain that it's a stealth satire. There's too many little touches for it to be an accident.
    For a start, the villain has actually been wronged. He doesn't just have some vague agenda. Morgan Freeman is specifically filmed staring directly in the camera exactly like a villain. Morgan Freeman and the president both lose their bouts of verbal sparring with the villains. Instead of verbally crushing the villain and claiming the moral high ground, when confronted with the family…

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★½

    Super Accurate Biopic makes no mention of protagonists 1st wife, has characters named Tex and Hollywood.
    Huh.
    Pretty though?

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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★½

    The Neon Demon satirizes the beauty industry using its own language. Banality and empty messaging, playing around with ideas with no intention of following through on them. They're all part of the vernacular it uses to ultimately, in fact, say something.

    But does it matter

  • Holidays

    Holidays

    ★★★

    "I'll do one where a jerk gets tortured to death by hot chicks."
    "Huh... Well, Kevin, I mean, we're giving you the Halloween segment, in a horror film... You should really tie it back to Halloween somehow."
    "Well... I guess... One of them could wear a costume? Oh, and the Inciting Incident could involve candy?"
    "...*sigh*... Can you have it to us by next month?"