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  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★

    Well, that was a lot of shit...

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    Holy shit, and I thought the Godzilla reboot was disappointing.

    The utter lack of any character development, believable dialogue, cohesive action or just filmmaking skill in general is staggering. How the hell people are enjoying this is beyond me.

    Kong: Skull Island is nothing more than a series of hollow hyper-stylised shots placed one after the other with so little regard for logic, story, character or tone it’s offensive to the audience.

    Nothing in this film makes a lick of…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    And I thought the trailer was intense...

    A rare bastion of wild creativity within a world populated by endless, safe, cookie-cutter Marvel sequels.

    See it.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

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

    It took me two viewings to finally come to terms with how I feel about Interstellar.

    There was a lot I disliked about this film. There’s loads of silly exposition (NASA scientists explaining to other NASA scientists how science works), clunky dialogue (“You’re the best pilot we ever had”), structural imbalance (the sudden perspective shift to underdeveloped earth characters 90mins in for cheap attempts at drama), and an oddly rushed conclusion (we’ve waited three hours for Cooper to be reunited…