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  • Nukie

    Nukie

    ★½

    After finishing this movie, I’m still not quite sure what the names of the main alien characters are. Does the movie ever mention their names I wonder? Hmmm...

    An unholy amalgamation between E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Gods Must Be Crazy. There should be a sequel for Nukie on the main alien character’s quest in finding Kleenex tissues.

  • Summer Wars

    Summer Wars

    ★★★★

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

    Digimon meets WarGames cross with The Social Network.

    Summer Wars plays into the whacky virtual sensibilities much more entertaining in a mature way compared to Sword Art Online’s wish fulfilment and the movie absolutely takes advantage of being an animation in its depiction of Oz world. The movie focuses on its theme of communication by widely connecting with the people within both Oz world and real world that affect one another. I was sceptical of the movie's narrative structure because…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

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

    Whiplash is unrelenting and single-minded in its focus, and all the better for it. This could've easily backfire with other films if there are certain elements of the movie that feel undeveloped. Yet, this movie purposely sidesteps this by using it in service of the movie's narrowing conflict and its intensity. Consider how the movie's romance between the main character and his love interest seems tacked on and ends in a giant halt. From the main character's perspective, it's the…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★

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

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's usage of reverse-chronological non-linear narrative is key in helping us understand the movie's ideas of love and its main character, Joel. It is utilised as a retrospective view on love. The movie shows "how" did it go wrong? Eventually it becomes how it initially went right; so it's now an evaluation on the relationship from Joel in realising you need to "take the good with bad" and realising the importance of something after losing…