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  • Miss Americana

    Miss Americana

    ★★★★

    An invited-behind-the-curtain experience with Taylor Swift that rekindled my admiration for her.

    I didn’t realise how long Swift had been part of the fabric:

    It’s painful seeing Kanye shitting on a seventeen year old for whom he should have been a mentor. What a jackass.

    In Swift’s sexual assault counter sue we see a performer who doesn’t want a groper to take over her narrative, but confronts it with class when pushed. $1 in your face.

    Her cat eats from…

  • Vintage

    Vintage

    “Shit yeah I’m passionate about wine,” says Nick Picone, Group Chief Winemaker.

    I believe him. 

    We start with an introduction from Villa Maria founder, the 80 something Sir George. If you’re at the premier that is. Photo wall. Beautiful people. Wine. Sir George is passionate about wine. A little hard to understand, but a good Croatian-Kiwi bloke. He tells a story of starting out, 60 years ago, selling wine illegally from the back of their car. Table wine wasn’t legal…

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  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★★★★

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★½

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…