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  • Mainstream

    Mainstream

    ★★

    A movie teetering on the shoulders of Andrew Garfield, who's really trying his hardest to make this more than just a surface level commentary on 'influencer culture' and how YouTube is now the primary venue for entertainment, rather than TV. Seems a little bit like something a salty Hollywood person would write, but they forgot to do any meaningful research to make their satire really hit.

    Starts off well enough, but once the whole 'game show' idea is introduced as…

  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    ★★

    Watched the new extended fan-made cut. This film is honestly enjoyably weird, a bad acid trip take on Super Mario. Pretty much noncensical in the plot department and tonally misguided, but with a lot of cool sets and engaging special effects. Dennis Hopper says "monkey" like that one meme. Yoshi appears as a realistic little animatronic dinosaur, which is a really nice special effect. Lots of grotesque practical elements to the film which feels so removed from the happy colourful…

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  • V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta

    ★★

    I do like this film's ambitions to be a smart blockbuster, but it ends up feeling like a watered down version of a greater ideal (in this case: the graphic novel it is based on).

    I don't have too much good to specifically say about this film, but overall it does function as a decent blockbuster. It has its exciting moments and the core plot is interesting and mostly engaging. There's a few decent mindless action scenes as well. Hugo…

  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    ★★

    "What the heck is happening?" asks protagonist Shinji Ikari late into this movie's runtime. Good fucking question. This third entry in the proposed "rebuild" of Neon Genesis Evangelion boldly diverges from the original plotline pretty much entirely, but brings in heaps of frustrating elements along with it.

    I wrote out a review for this film yesterday afternoon, but decided to sit on it for a little while. Perhaps for better or worse I came to the realisation this morning that…