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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★½

    Funny how much of the criticism aimed at 1917 is also the criticism that Dunkirk got back in 2017:
    — filmmaking gimmick that didn't work
    — feels like a videogame cutscene
    — immersion-breaking cameo(s) by famous Brit(s)
    — characters aren't characterized so you can't empathize with them.

    I don't agree with any of those when it comes to Dunkirk, but 1917? Yeah, it's got problems.

    My main issue is with the gimmick: having the camera glued to the protagonist for…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    That One Scene will stay with me for a long time.

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  • Big Eden

    Big Eden

    ★★★★

    There just aren't enough LGBTAQ+ movies like this, where the central conflict isn't necessarily about how everyone else will react to the main character's orientation, but rather the character himself and his longstanding insecurities and issues.

    It's a sweet movie that I didn't even know I wanted to see, but now that I have, I'm glad.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    The problematic element in all this is Joss Whedon -- a super-nerd who's been given all the freedom to do what he wants, and done that he has.

    For starters, it's practically inaccessible to anyone who's not familiar with the comics or hasn't at least seen the entire Marvel roster, which is expansive and not really worth sitting through in full anyway.
    That seems to be a tactic of his, appealing to the fanboy crowd as to shield himself from…