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  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    ★★½

  • RRR

    ★★★★

  • Perfume Live at Tokyo Dome

    ★★★★★

  • Hikaru Utada - Live Sessions From Air Studios

    ★★★★

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  • Perfume Live at Tokyo Dome

    Perfume Live at Tokyo Dome "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11"

    ★★★★★

    the electropop bible. A-chan doing target practice is one of the greatest things ever recorded

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

    theres no doubt that this is an impressive and excellently crafted blockbuster for modern sensibilities - its more sturdy, more tightly constructed and written, and more "professional" i suppose, but within that professionalism i also felt a soullessness relative to the original despite its gestures at broad emotional beats. the colder lighting choices and the Lorne Balfe effect are obvious distinctions from the original, but i cant help but feel a little disappointed by the more sterile character dynamics -…

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  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

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

    Just before our screening, Jennifer Kent stood at the front of the theatre and stated that this was the most challenging film for her to make, and crucially, she branded it as her most important (not like there was much to choose from, but okay?). And from the opening scenes, you sense that this is a Serious Film, with its 1.33:1 ratio and its dim (non-existent) colour palette recalling The Witch's aesthetic and its liberal usage of "cunt" and its…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★

    This is what happens when your franchise suffers a decade's worth of technological stagnation and chronically inept characterisation. No matter who reunited, kissed, hugged or died, I didn't feel a thing. And on top of that, there's no understanding of how to inventively direct action. I simply cannot understand how Marvel, with all their money and power and all the people supposedly behind their ideas, consistently fail to get fight scenes right in an action movie franchise.

    This movie is…