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  • The Goonies

    The Goonies


    Bound for a remake. Needless to say this movie did not age well, with many of its aspects being just uncomfortable to watch today (fat shaming and misogyny to name a few). Sean Astin's character, just like the one in the Lord of the Rings movies, is extremely annoying, but – in his defence – so are all the other Goonies and villains. The story of kids finding a treasure map deserves something much better than this, some of the…

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3


    Obviously far, very far, from being as good as the first two movies, but not quite as bad as I remembered. If you forget the last 45 minutes, it's a pretty decent third chapter.

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2


    The ultimate comic-book superhero movie, both for kids, for teenagers, and for adults. What a heroic accomplishment.

  • The Predator

    The Predator


    Starts well with funny dialogs as you would expect from Shane Black, and a few decent action scenes, but only if you are – like me – some kind of Predator geek. But then the second half of the movie takes a wrong turn : dialogs are not funny anymore, action scenes become ridiculous. Even with moderate expectations, it manages to disappoint.

  • Polar



    One star for Mads Mikkelsen charisma. Half a star for some well-lit, well shot scenes. That's about all I can remember worth noticing. The edgy-comic-book tone doesn't really excuse a flawed script, and the overall "this is a second-degree movie" is not really helping you wait for something else than cool action scenes à la Kick-Ass ; most of them are a let down anyway.

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers


    Nothing much to dislike here. Although I keep on feeling that this movie leaves out kids from the entertainment we adult get from it.

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


    Also known as Black Mirror: Damp Squib.

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window


    One of those movies that defines cinema, a true masterpiece.

  • Con Air

    Con Air


    In a lot of ways, this whole thing is like Cage's haircut and fake southern accent in the movie: so ridiculous and bad that it has become a classic of the genre. The cast is as impressive as the dialogs are terrible. The more it goes, the more it looks like a parody of itself, up until the awful electric guitar soundtrack. Probably one of the biggest scam of the 90s.

  • The Wave

    The Wave


    A well-made, refreshing disaster movie ; no surprises, except for how good it ends up.

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


    An instant classic.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road


    The third watch remains a breathtaking experience. The attention to details is simply astonishing, the whole movie is both an immense adrenaline rush and a weird poetic metaphor. Despite all the amazing reviews this movie has, I truly think this still is an underrated movie. Possibly the best movie of the decade, if not the millenium. Historic, grandiose, a masterpiece.