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  • Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    ★½

    Genuinely awful- how anyone could like this turd is beyond me. Jane Eyre is not a great novel for me (Jane is a contradictory lead and after the fire it becomes a slog to get through) but it’s story can be very cinematic and engaging if approached in the right manner and boy o boy is this the wrong manner. Fassbender and Mia are horrendous, the dialogue is stilted and it cuts out the part with the gypsy- the funnest…

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    One of the more likeable recent MCU entries and the dynamic of Spider-Man being a teenager desperate to become part of the Avengers is really nice. My main problem is that for something that’s being primarily a comedy I don’t find it funny in the slightest, I know comedy is subjective but half of the lines here are just cheap jokes and references. Seriously Marvel- I expected more than a mediocre high school comedy with one of the most likeable and interesting characters in the MCU currently.

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  • M*A*S*H

    M*A*S*H

    ★★★★½

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    The 100 Greatest Directors Club: Robert Altman
    95/100
    Initially this essay was a lot longer but I had to cut out some of the fat and it ended up being a bit of a mess but I hope you still enjoy
    Robert Altman’s Mash is one of the most interesting films to come out of the New Hollywood movement not only because of its maverick freelance production, importance in the general cinematic landscape due to its overtly anarchic leanings…

  • History of the World: Part I

    History of the World: Part I

    ★★★★

    86/100- previously a 42/100!
    This is one of my new favourite Brooks, better than Spaceballs and maybe on par with Blazing Saddles. I love Mel Brooks and the Spanish Inquisition scene is maybe my favourite scene in any of his movies. It's a superb satire of religion, history and punishment told through hilarious sight gags, on-point delivery and, of course, some of the best dialogue you can get. Sorry for the lazy review but I do want to write an…