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  • Gone with the Bullets

    Gone with the Bullets

    Definitely surprising, definitely entertaining, definitely kind of boring. I wouldn't call this a mess, I would call it a complete meltdown in logic and sense. Perhaps there is a brilliant film somewhere in here, but it certainly doesn't quite come out in the final cut. What is left is pure thematic and logical anarchy with no two pieces appropriately serving each other until the point of complete boredom by the final act.

    Still I would recommend this to anyone looking…

  • Love & Peace

    Love & Peace

    Sion Sono's Toy Story Vs. Godzilla

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  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★★

    A movie stolen from some alternative super-fascist reality where all the artifice, spectacle, and canned emotions of the Hollywood blockbuster are brought to their highest and most imperialistic ends. A film which makes sense of the war on terror four years before the war on terror even started. A movie ridiculing the Aryanness of the typical war film with it's reckless disregard for human life and the absurdities of it's banal melodrama, while never ill-treating its characters and still allowing…

  • Elle

    Elle

    ★★★★★

    Verhoeven does something unusual. He gives us a female character who isn't presented as trying to take misogynistic masculine power into her own hands, who doesn't gain empowerment or liberation through some pursuit to "be a man." Instead huppert is realistically shown as actually having to babysit and appease all of the everyday matter of fact misogyny which surrounds her, her strength comes not through controlling violence, but through her own coping mechanisms and subtle mastery of various situations. Perhaps…