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  • Over the Years

    Over the Years

    Geyrhalter's filmmaking is characteristically stoic here, and even at three hours this film feels entirely vital and wholly lucid - how to discuss a film that sustains its politics through its composition? There's a purity to this kind of filmmaking: finding the truth in industry and stripping back anything that may serve to clutter direct lines of sight, leaving us with sparse mannerisms negating linear convention. Each person displayed across this runtime is intensely rebellious if only in ideology and…

  • Poison

    Poison

    Classical filmmaking technique gives way to feeble dramaturgy, Alright.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    A study of permanence and impermanence and the ways we internalize our emotions until they explode into a physically affecting form, an abstraction of narrative that Snyder pushes so hard it loops into and under itself, there are snapshots of other films - images people have labelled unnecessary - but this is not so much misplaced exposition as it is a myriad of secondary narratives superseding our core one - that's why the titular fight takes over an hour to…

  • Scooby-Doo

    Scooby-Doo

    ★★★★★

    Still absurd to me that a movie this bonkers/fun/nonsensical/out there got hard funding from a major studio, props to Warner Bros - my childhood favorite (along with the sequel); although all due credit to Gosnell and Gunn for crafting a film that stands an intelligent reading too - that is, one about the media intercepting free thought and artifice blocking the way to objective truth and human connection (all done through the lens of destroying the horror genre). Also the Scooby Doo ride at MovieWorld Australia is great even though I hate capitalism.