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  • Behind the Candelabra

    Behind the Candelabra

    Soderbergh manages once again to make a disengaging film. 

    I find that with every Soderbergh film I watch, I am unsurprised that he has created a tediously boring story, peopled with shallow characters. 

    Understandably, Behind The Candelabra is a film about superficiality and neoliberal greed, but Soderbergh does not make an intentionally  tacky, crass, or hollow film. Rather, it comes across as lazy, shallow, and amateur, and carried on the shoulders of Douglas' performance. 

    Behind The Cadlelabra is insultingly simple to watch.

  • Never Been Kissed

    Never Been Kissed

    ★★★★★

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

    'Yes, I made a mistake. But we will have a story, okay? You will have an amazing story.' - Josie Geller

    In and of itself, Never Been Kissed is a well produced teen film. Barrymore has excellent comic talent, and brings to Josie Geller a hopelessness that makes the character totally endearing throughout. Supporting cast are all great compliments to Barrymore (gasped when I saw Octavia Spencer), and manage not to feel like hackneyed characters (the parts where some felt…

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  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★

    If I had to pick a least favourite film genre, War Film would have a very high chance of coming first place.

    But, Verhoeven just so brilliantly understands genre, and in turn, creates a hyperbolic war drama, full of unapologetic cheese, but never with jarring effect.

    I think the only reason I haven't given it 5 is because of my natural disinterest with war dramas.

    The "Want To Know More?" cutaways are lovely little lightly satirical respites in between scenes and are never once unwelcome exposition to the story.

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★★★

    I honestly believe that if cats could hold hammers, they'd strike people in the dead of night with no remorse