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  • You're Next

    You're Next

    ★★★½

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

    Wingard's You're Next wears its heart on its sleeve - it's a guilty pleasure slasher flick that never takes itself too seriously, hyper aware of genre conventions and playing with them along the way. If you expect anything more than pure entertainment this movie, you will be sorely disappointed. Playing out like a Home Alone for adults, it doesn't reinvent the genre, but is certainly more entertaining and satisfying than it deserves to be.

    Similar to Scream, Wingard toys with…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

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

    With the triple threat of Villeneuve, Deakins, and Zimmer collaborating on a (maybe unnecessary) sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, I knew Blade Runner 2049 would not disappoint. Indeed, 2049 is more likely to inspire awe and wonder than to disappoint. Visually staggering, grandiose, and atmospheric, 2049 riffs on its predecessor while also extending it, further exploring its existential themes, including what it means to be human. That being said, as this film does rely quite heavily on the style…

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Green Room is Saulnier's transition from primary colours to secondary colours.

    This time he experiments with a palette of natural and artificial greens, reflecting the true and artificial nature of the characters portrayed in the film. A common thread between this and Blue Ruin is how Saulnier exposes his characters. At first, they seem to have a tough exterior, but traumatic events in the film reveal their true and vulnerable selves.

    The Ain't Rights are no exception, a punk band…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    Batman v Superman: Yawn of Justice

    I went into this movie with pretty low expectations after seeing Man of Steel. It wasn't a terrible movie by any means, but really wasn't that good either. Snyder was given a difficult task of setting up a Justice League movie in only two films, while there was more work done to set up the Avengers. I am still trying to figure out if this could have been a better film, or if Snyder…