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  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    Absolutely the most insane looking big budget film I've probably ever seen. In trailers it looks completely ordinary but once you strap in for 3D 120 fps high frame rate you enter a world where Neil Breen is a stylistic visionary and Fateful Findings his high watermark. In every scene otherwise normal depth of field will have you asking "are they really there? This isn't... green screen?" and the endless scenes of characters sitting about talking about the plot look…

  • Mister America

    Mister America

    As has probably been pointed out elsewhere (not on Letterboxd where it seems kayfabe is alive and well) the major issue with this film is the central concept, which is that a mass murderer running a campaign of spite against the District Attorney who failed to convict him (with the one hold-out juror as his campaign manager!) would face complete ambivalence of the public and media to the point where he wouldn't even get on the ballot.

    We all know…

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  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    I'm so glad Barry Levinson's rich, white, able-bodied son had a daughter, discovered women exist and decided to tell their story!!!

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    My gut says that general audiences aren't *actually* going to fall for this, but after sitting in an TIFF audience that was primed for it, screamed bloodthirstily in favour of mob violence after the scene denouncing it and then gave it a standing ovation, I'm still gonna have to say it: Dickheads are always going to try to…

  • Rambo: Last Blood

    Rambo: Last Blood

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

    Kind of unarguable that Rambo has come to its logical endpoint as a core distillation of the deteriorating right-wing mind: we've gone from post-hippy disillusionment and disorientation (First Blood), arrested development in fantasy relitigation (First Blood Part II), misplaced savior complex (Rambo III) through religious reawakening/isolationist hardening (Rambo) and ended up at the only place that makes sense: senile racist hatred of the other.

    I'm shocked this movie doesn't end with a Frank Stallone song about building a wall (he…