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  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Well at least it didn't have Jai Courtney.

  • Death Wish

    Death Wish

    ★★★½

    Far smarter than any rehash of the iconic Death wish, Has any right to be. Other reviews seem to view the political message as one of support or one of pro NRA persuasion. And on a fantasy embellished level that would appear true. I think subtext and quite creatively placed time-capsuled moments reveal this surface level interpretation to be misguided. My scepticism with this surface interpretation lies with unwholesomely charismatic D'onofrio and Roth's previous rebuke of Dude Bro culture, (which…

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  • Django

    Django

    ★★★★★

    Holy Fuck! If there is a cooler film than this I'd be gobsmacked (If any I'd suspect the French, 'Here's lookin at u Melville'). I don't think the film could have been more tailor made for entertaining me with the blending of the bloody Italian horror aesthetic and western genre that I've slowly begun to become familiar with. I do seriously think that my learners knowledge of 30-40-50s westerns and Italian film played a seriously big part in appreciating it…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Whiplash (my pic for this years best) captured and took me for a ride very similar to how Gravity managed to, it was so engaging and investing that it's percussive tremors completely infected my day afterwards. I found many other similarities with Gravity beyond the cinematic experience, such as the relatively straightforward story that focuses around the 'simplicity' of its elements. Where here Teller's Neimann cuts near everything of his life to achieve his focused goal and confrontationally appease his…