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  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

    Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

    ★½

    Cannot decide if it want's to be a Phryne Fisher detective story or an Indiana Jones one, and becomes boring instead.

  • Evil Under the Sun

    Evil Under the Sun

    ★★½

    Good old fashoned whodunnit that heavily inspired "Knives Out". The Professor McGonnagal vs Lady Tyrell showdown was epic.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★

    Watched it with my daughter. Loved it. Very charming and touching. I especially loved the devoid of dialogue scenes between both Furies.

  • Brick

    Brick

    ★★★½

    An awesome noir thriller in american high school. Oh, Rian Johnson. How I love you.

  • Their Finest

    Their Finest

    ★★★½

    What's not to like for me? Filmmaking - check, strong women - check, good writing - check, a death that's not there just to get some cheap tears but actually fits thematically (it's a war after all) - check.

  • The Gate

    The Gate

    ★★

    They played it from VHS tape in my school's dayroom once. I was 9 at the time. Some imagery (like the eye in the hand) will remain with me forever.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★½

    Not as good as Dunkirk, but still a very good modern war film, that is, one that does not glorify war but shows it as it is. In this case, from a visceral down-to-earth point of view of a single soldier. Very much reminds me of some amazing third person video games, and thus I will use this movie as an example to video game sceptics ("you liked 1917,huh? Now play Spec Ops: The Line").

    The one-shot gimmick wasn't distracting.…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    Lady Bird is me.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★

    HEY, HARLEY QUINN, COME AND SEE HOW IT'S DONE!

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    What a waste of... everything. Time. Space. Money. Effort.

    This movie is a good showcase of a couple of terms, tropes and screenwriting rules you should be familiar with:

    There's *Idiot Plot*, which is when a movie plot can only work if all characters in the movie are idiots. Here you have that in spades. I mean, none of the cops on a fucking precinct know how to operate a gun? Or call for help? Or sound an alarm? If…

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★

    How is it that every movie I've watched lately is about how men are fucking pathetic idiots?

    At least this one grows a pair in the end.





    (One theory I have is that maybe it's because we are. But I'll get back to you on that.)

  • Proxima

    Proxima

    ★★★★★

    "Mother, do you hear me cry?
    You never told me why
    You put me on this world of rock and dust
    No friends for playing games
    No foes to scorn my name
    Computerised machines of steel and rust
    This is my home (This is our home)
    This desolate dome (This desolate dome)
    I call out to the stars
    I'm alone in my house on Mars"
    -- Ayreon, "My House On Mars"

    I listened to this song on my way home…