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  • The Islands and the Whales

    The Islands and the Whales

    ★★★★

    The best documentaries are usually the ones where the storyteller takes a step aside and allows the pictures and the characters to tell the audience in their own words what's happening, but invariably they are the hardest to make.

    Director and cinematographer Mike Day masterfully structures his documentary in a fairly linear fashion to show, and avoid telling, how this community live, why so many of the island's population take part in or allow the mass slaughter to happen, and…

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★★½

    Quite enjoyed The Cloverfield Paradox overall. Comparisons with Event Horizon are probably a bit cliche, but it was very much like a 12A space horror. First 2018 release of the year for me as well during what has been an uninspiring January.

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  • Crash

    Crash

    Wow what a revelation. Apparently black people can be racist of white people, white people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of hispanic people, white people can be racist of middle-eastern people, middle eastern people can be racist of hispanic people, hispanic people are nice, white people can't be racist of white people.

    BUT.

    Those same black people can be nice to white people, those white people…

  • First Blood

    First Blood

    ★★★★

    I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.

    I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him with his wonky face, but I never realised there was…