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  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★★★

    Wish I liked this more than I did! Felt a little indistinct, or perhaps was just Coppola in a mode I don’t enjoy quite as much. Struck me a bit more like a Maggie’s Plan or similar, even though the lulls weren’t too lulling in between the more shining moments.

  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

    ★★★½

    Ah, to be so energised by hope and filled with despair simultaneously.

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  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

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

    I haven't had time to write a full review of this as I only saw it not 12 hours ago, but I can't help but jot down something about Passengers' unpleasant undercurrent. Rewatching the trailers and marketing material, I couldn't believe how misleading they were about something very important to the film's core premise:

    Only Chris Pratt's Jim woke up early due to a malfunction on the ship. The first solid half hour is him moping about the Avalon starship,…

  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow

    hey siri show me a straight teenage boy's jerkoff fantasy that's been directed like an over-budget Starz rip-off of The Americans where literally nothing that happens is important but they've made sure you get to see plenty of sideboob while its star is being tortured