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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ★★★★★

    “The Terminator films are not really about the human race getting killed off by future machines. They’re about us losing touch with our humanity and becoming machines, which allows us to kill and brutalize each other. Cops think of all non-cops as less than they are, stupid, weak, and evil, they dehumanize the people they are sworn to protect and desensitize themselves in order to do that job.”

    - James Cameron

    The year is 1991. The police assault of Rodney…

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

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

    A lot of people over the years have asked me why I like the Star Wars Prequels so much. What started out as some cursory thoughts and feelings turned into a bit of an essay, and I’m going to go in depth to explain the meaning I take from these movies. Mainly focusing on Revenge of the Sith, which is my personal favourite film of all time.

    “My introduction to Kurosawa’s films was very powerful because it happened in film…

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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    Josh Lawson is the only thing that works in this movie but my gosh does he work. Easily the most accurate depiction of an Australian on screen. He doesn’t miss a beat. Incredible.

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    Has it really been ten years? As a filmmaker and a huge simp it’s beyond cliché to talk about how much I love this movie so I’ll keep it brief. I remember seeing this at 14 (wow) and it was like a lightning bolt of inspiration. There are lots of films I love but few that have impacted me so formatively. I immediately showed it to everyone I knew, spent hours poring over analyses and breakdowns, and wrote about four…

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