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  • The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    ★★★

    I really wish I had watched this under the Chinese title of The Kung Fu Kid/Dream.

    I felt like it did quite an impressive job of capturing anti-Blackness in an Asian community though of course everything comes up sweet in the end.

    I love Jackie Chan so much in his vulnerable moments. Like I'm inexplicably fond of him anyway even though I've watched barely any of his films but when he goes emotional onscreen, I love him. Also he was…

  • Wish Dragon

    Wish Dragon

    ★★★★★

    Pure delight from start to finish.

    Gorgeous animation, instantly adorable relatable characters, hilarious dialogue, and yes I cried a little. John Cho's vocal performance was goddamned inspired -- no doubt plenty of people will compare it unfavourably to Robin Williams' Genie, but I thought he was marvellously individual, delightfully nuanced, and very moving.

    Li Na could have been more developed as a character but clearly this is a film made for boys and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment despite that little failing.

    And produced by Jackie Chan, w00t!

    Defs gunna rewatch.

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  • The Great McGinty

    The Great McGinty

    ★★★★★

    This movie breaks my damned heart. I love it so much.

    Yes, it's a scathing satire. Yes, it has that great balance of sincerity and cynicism. Yes, it has some gloriously silly physical comedy and rapid af banter. Yes, it has an unexpected love story. Yes, the woman manages to be noble without being saccharine, functions as the man's conscience and still have her own identity. Yes, McGinty is one of the greatest antiheroes and Brian Donlevy's performance is so…

  • Mystify: Michael Hutchence

    Mystify: Michael Hutchence

    ★★★★★

    The craft of this doco felt so organic and intimate, the subject so beloved, and the trajectory so devastating that I find myself infuckingcapable of any analysis or even coherence. It left me so raw I was flinching at every loud sound on my way to the bus stop.

    He was so Aquarian. He is an awful example of why you should fucking LEARN to deal with shit on your own, why you need to learn healthy non-destructive ways to deal…