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  • Bad Moms

    Bad Moms

    ★★

    Of all the available shit on Netflix, I have no idea what part of my lizard brain decided this was the best available option on the menu. 
    Either way - this film has all the best intentions, but there's no way in hell Im buying Kunis or Bell as suburban moms. 

    ...but the "small white Apollo Creed" joke was pretty great.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    The gold standard for sci-fi.

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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★½

    "Shitter Island"

    To his credit, Verbinski frames his narrative with a vivid, multisensory environment. Sadly, he can't help but colour outside the lines. For what A Cure for Wellness lacks in procedural focus, it makes up for in rich, texturally grotesque imagery. However, the magnetism of it's superficial elements (cinematography and sound design) are undercut by a messy, directionless plot that doesn't so much culminate, but instead just... ends. I love puzzles, but this one's missing too many pieces to…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

    A triangular power play set in a Wittgensteinian nightmare, Ex Machina is an obtuse thought experiment disguised as your average sci-fi thriller. Conceptually akin to Spielberg's A.I., and visually drawn from the works of H.R. Giger, it's conceived through inspiration, while pushing its own boundaries. Somewhere in the superficial reaches of high concept sci-fi, this Philip K Dick brain child takes a cookie cutter structure, and elevates it to a riveting game of cat-and-mouse. Ex Machina constantly addresses its own…