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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Alien
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • His Girl Friday

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  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

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  • Riders of Justice

    Riders of Justice

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Or, The Bang-Bang Theory.

    To me this kneecaps its own message. Vigilantism isn't bad because you might get the wrong guy, it's bad because we shouldn't fucking execute people.

    Hooowever, I have to balance that against the indictment of the algorithm. Everyone's viewpoint deserves a rough shake by the scruff of the neck; I can't deny the heart is in the right place. Just...urgh. It's so almost several things without really delivering on any of them.

    Shoulda made it more…

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Effective sniping directed at targets that are already looking pretty battered.

    As mystery stories go, I have to admit it's fairly and squarely constructed. But I wanted to be engaged beyond the level of the puzzle, and that never really happened. Can't see this being a fun rewatch.

    I think I'd have liked this more with the absurdity amped up a few degrees; Davidson and Sennott come closest to embodying characters from a next-generation Clue, and that's probably why I enjoyed them the most.

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  • The Captains

    The Captains

    William Shatner made a film about how embarrassing William Shatner is and he doesn't even know it.

  • A Field in England

    A Field in England

    I don't know that I miss England, exactly, but since I left six months ago I've had a new hunger for its artefacts. You know how it is. You bump into a casual acquaintance in a foreign country and you greet them as if they're family.

    I know this field. I know what it smells like. Heck, the thing was shot in Surrey, I've probably hiked across it. I just didn't eat the same mushrooms.

    Did I enjoy the film?…