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  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★★★

    From the mind who brought us the roaring economic savagery of The Big Short, comes another brilliant skewering of the ideology at the core of Amercian Empire. Bale takes Dick to another level, completely embodying his moribund, morally bankrupt form. With a slew of great supporting actors and actresses, Vice is a film that's both deeply troubling and endlessly fascinating to watch. If the last ten minutes don't give you tears of indignant, righteous fury, then you might just deserve to get 'accidentally' shot in the head.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★

    So, you're telling me that this mad-old megalodon has a hankering for giant squid, Dwight Schrute, Chinese sunbathers and Hiro from Heroes, but takes a pass on Ruby Rose's shitty nebulous accent, D-grade LL Cool J and Frank from The Transporter? "Fin" indeed.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    After four years of intense comic-book film fatigue, it's refreshing to watch a film as expansive and interconnected as Endgame and not have it feel like simply another teaser for yet another franchise film (even despite the three-hour runtime). Where Infinity War (and to a larger extent, the preceding twenty-one films that constitute the MCU grand narrative) was about shuffling pieces on the chessboard, Endgame only has one primary concern: reaching the checkmate. And that's where this film ultimately succeeds,…

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★★

    "When we watch and root for John Wick, we’re essentially playing Jason Bourne on cheat mode. He’s an end-of-his-tether James Bond with unlimited ammo and maximum gore turned on. He’s a younger yet still deadpan Bryan Mills from Taken with dead-wife-and-dog gameplay cinematic, instead of a captive daughter. Every scene of Wick running from set-piece to slightly harder set-piece is simply a loading screen for the audience, as we wait for the next slew of weapon choices and boss fights…