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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    Watching hollow, pixelated yet still less wooden than their real world counterpart puppets; stomp through, chew on and spit out every single pop culture aspect of my childhood like a bunch of Wonkaless Willies has got to be one of the most viscerally soul shattering experiences ever.

    Shame on you, Steven, shame on you.

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★★

    This rewatch was frustrating and somewhat infuriating.

    Not because the film disappointed, no, it's still as funny and perfectly balanced as ever.

    It's because, in over 30 years, the problems kids face because of self-centred adults haven't changed the slightest.

  • Unsane

    Unsane

    ★★½

    Great performances, some amazing directorial flourishes, a handful of innovative scenes and the potential to milk the current socio-political angst.

    But no.

    Let's stick to a pedestrian plot and an unremarkable narrative.

    Utterly frustrating.

  • Show Dogs

    Show Dogs

    ½

    Utter dog shit.

    Protagonist's literally the worst son of a bitch imaginable with no redeeming qualities whatsoever and I don't know what's worse; that my kids lapped up this crap like the sweetest candy imaginable or listening to Will Arnett dubbed in Dutch.

    Someone put me down, please.

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    Simply superb.

    I love how Ramsay reminds us with this film that you don't need a lot to make audiences feel tense and uncomfortable.

    In this lean, performance driven and exquisitely directed thriller, we are sucked into the world and mind of a damaged and traumatized individual. This is not some violence driven, hyper stylized revenge thriller, no this is a blunt, brutal and utterly gripping character study of a man slowly succumbing to his own nightmares.

    Phoenix's performance is…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    #exactlymyLuke

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★½

    The very essence of Deadpool is wise-ass, meta verbal diarrhoea, topped with over the top violence and a complete disregard for super hero conventions.

    It's all there in the source material. The first was a fun interpretation of that vibe, part two was almost fine tuned to perfection.

    I loved Deadpool for all the reasons you hated it.

    Small sidenote: If Domino doesn't get her own movie we'll riot.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    'A Snoozefest'
    'Not even a horror movie'
    'It redefines the genre'
    'This generation's Exorcist'

    Just four snippets I picked up from reviews read after seeing Hereditary. I'd say those four bits embody what's wrong with how we view horror films.

    Horror is and will probably always be my favourite genre. And there's a lot wrong with it. At least, in my PERSONAL opinion. Most horror films focus on scaring people. Which is fine, but also very easy, more often than…

  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★½

    Liam Neeson Gets Blackmailed On Public Transport: Part 2

    Can't wait for part 3.

    I'd suggest a tram.

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★

    Most comedies these days: HUMOUR IS RAHRAHRAH AND 200 JOKES IN 80 MINUTES AND FARTING AND BODILY FLUIDS!!!!!

    Game Night: Hold my beer while I prove you wrong.

    Also

    Blokey Lads: Women are NOT funny.

    Rachel McAdams: Hold my beer while I'm being hilarious for 100 minutes.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    Watching that kid from Happy Days stroke fan boy wookiee is good fun.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    Let's complain about it having no soul, about it being a product, about it only existing to generate revenue. Let's complain about all those things you already knew before you watched it.

    And when we're done complaining, let's talk about this well-crafted piece of entertainment.

    In the early nineties I first encountered Thanos in The Infinity Gauntlet comic. I was immediately intrigued by this villain and began hunting for old issues of Iron Man and Captain Marvel to get a…