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  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★

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

    There's a point at 7,000 RPMs where everything fades. The machine becomes weightless. It disappears. All that's left, a body moving through space, and time

    By the end of Ford v Ferrari, there comes this realisation that this "true" American Dream, promulgated by the types like the Ford executives, is a complete farce and is as arbitrary and pointless as the US' fascination with fast and shiny cars - it's all smoke and mirrors. And in the end, friendship and…

  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket

    ★★½

    I think the main problem in this film that Anderson faced was fleshing out the superior short he made into a fully-fledged feature film. In the short, everything is more contained. The scenes are just the right length, the dialogue is interesting and we are left wanting to know more about these intruiging characters. And even though it exists on a small scale, it has this playful air that the film lacks.

    By the end of the feature, everything feels…

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  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★

    The main weakness of this film is McKay's reductive approach to telling a very complex and nuanced story. McKay is not a historian and he's not a very good filmmaker either, and in this film it really shows.
    The motivations for the protagonist's actions are something rarely shown in this messy biography of former vice-president, Dick Cheney. Instead of trying to show the thought process behind Cheney's (actually very complex) decisions, director Adam McKay presents the decisions as something that…

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    ★★★

    This whole film seems too friendly and relatable - which in most cases isn't a bad thing for a movie targeted towards children. However, the original book by Maurice Sendak takes on a much darker tone where the wild things are more brutish and barbaric and the book is still able to keep its (universal) appeal.

    There is much more dialogue in the film and Jonze humanises the "wild things" through their speech and conversations with Max. Rather than keeping…