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  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6

    ★★★

    In short, a deceptively forceful attempt to compete in the now oversaturated live-action superhero film market through a screenplay backbone that recycles a formula that has been exploited to death. The film does try to masquerade the character focus, pacing and quality storytelling departments with a cute robotic protagonist, tremendous visuals and "bold" decisions, many of which involve tragic losses and sacrifice. The climactic sequence does involve some surprises for what is a derivative product too dependent on its sources…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★½

    Obvious comparisons aside, from filmic inspirations to the concept of a videogame, with the feeling of extra lives being more palpable here in a sci-fi live-action film than a live-action film featuring a groundhog and an effortlessly funny actor falling in love, I was firstly interested in the initial concept the screenplay seemed to develop about mechanical dehumanization in a war setting (regardless of the enemy being alien or human). However, I then saw the product throwing that idea away…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    Before you ask, this is not my first Refn movie. In that way, I can know that:

    - He still likes to dress his crooks with light grey pants and have some of them bald, like if they were still living in Denmark.
    - He still uses an awesome techno soundtrack (with some pop touches that I can forgive) to open his films and to close them. The underground nudist dive bars / seedy joints cannot be omitted, of course.…

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★★

    WARNING. The following movie has:

    1) 237 minutes in length
    2) The movie title appearing after one hour of running time
    3) A drag
    4) Tosatsu
    5) Kung-fu
    6) Sex
    7) Genital gore
    8) Ultraviolence
    9) Lesbians
    10) A "Virgin Mary"
    11) Erections
    12) Ass-kicking female teens
    13) Psychotic menopausal bitches
    14) Pornographic furniture
    15) A Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) tribute with a pinky film spoof character called "Miss Scorpion"
    16) Love
    17) Romance
    18) "Exposure"
    19) Lust
    20) Betrayal…