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  • Escorts

    Escorts

    ★★★

    Very interesting. Contrasts with Hot Girls Wanted and similar documentaries. I think this is one of the first I've seen about British escorts, usually it's been from a Eastern European or American perspective. Definitely shows how the reality of self-employed modern app-assisted escorting is very different to how one traditional thinks of a prostitute - the johns knowing that the girls can instantly dox who ever mistreats them gives modern escorts power they've not had before. As far as selling…

  • Creep 2

    Creep 2

    ★★★

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

    Definitely better than the first, but it takes getting through the first to appreciate this properly. So much so that I'm unsure if it holds up if seen independent of the original. It still has the same problem as the first of being interesting in concept but in execution it's predictable and lacking in tension. The ending tag seemed unearned. 
    Having said all that, it's still eminently watchable as a showcase of Duplass and Akhavan's acting. They both put in…

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★½

    Yet another Marvel film that just gets by on cartoony action and a pastiche of Whedonesque quips. 
    It's a Marvel release so expect the same film we've been watching for the last several years but with different characters. 
    At the very least, it was better than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, but barely.
    The best of the Thor films by default if judged solely on entertainment value. I was bored rigid by the first, mildly entertained by the novelty of the second's pre-GotG space-operatic outlandishness, but this third one is a desperate to be another Guardians. It's not, but it tries.

  • Chasing Coral

    Chasing Coral

    ★★★

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

    A documentary about one of the, if not THE most catastrophic human-influenced natural disasters that nobody is talking about. This film tries to correct that. 


    I found it's central message admirable and honourable, the only problem was that in its narrative, form and pacing, this is a bit of a meandering and flat viewing experience. 
    It needed more oomph, more punch in the feels emotion throughout. They should have started the film with the beautiful imagery of healthy reefs, then…