DisposableMiffy

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  • Heat
  • Where Eagles Dare
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • State of Grace

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  • Terminator Genisys

    ★★★½

  • Men in Black: International

    ★★★★

  • Killer Elite

    ★★★

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★★★★

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    I've never written about Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, mainly because the words necessary to adequately express why I love it so much, seem hell-bent on eluding me.

    It feels like Tarantino poured everything he had to give as a filmmaker into this movie. It's personal. Now, I'm not a fan of the guy, I usually can't stand listening to him, but I happen to like most of his movies quite a lot. What sets Once Upon a Time……

  • State of Grace

    State of Grace

    ★★★★★

    "I feel like going home." - "Yeah, where's that?"

    State of Grace, Phil Joanou's crime drama about an Irish Mob gang in New York, had the great misfortune of opening less than a week before GoodFellas. Talk about the worst timing possible and being doomed from the get-go. Apart from the setting both films have not much in common. If anything, State of Grace bears some resemblance to another Scorsese picture, The Departed.

    The movie touches on themes like friendship,…

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  • Day Shift

    Day Shift

    ★★★½

    What if Blade was a lousy dad in a silly, sun-drenched comedy.

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★

    Nope feels rather undercooked. Way too long, way too sluggish, and the only thing that's thinner than the story are the characters.

    With a runtime of over two hours I need to know more about the lead characters than that his teeth are basically glued together and that she can't keep her pie hole shut. Who are they, what's the reason for their strained relationship?

    The final nail in the coffin is the languid pacing. Grass is growing faster than this. And by tipping its hand way too early, the movie never feels like it's building toward something.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★½

    Well, that wasn't very good.

    Dune collapses under its gargantuan ambition. Denis Villeneuve builds a world so stupendously large in every frame, and yet he spectacularly fails at creating space for his characters to exist in. There isn't a single character that has more to offer than mere surface level traits. Without proper introduction it feels like we are thrown right into an ongoing story. Despite being littered with clunky exposition - and dialogue so wooden it would give Christopher…

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★

    Say what you want about Top Gun, but Tony Scott was a goddamn painter with his camera.