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  • Phantom of the Paradise
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  • The Second Renaissance Part I

    ★★★

  • Kid's Story

    ★★

  • Final Flight of the Osiris

    ★★★½

  • Murder Ahoy

    ★★★★

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  • The Second Renaissance Part I

    The Second Renaissance Part I

    Real "Are we the baddies?" energy.

    Quite possibly the most fascinating material to come out the Matrix franchise unquestionably kneecapped by the reliance on droll voiceover narration that lectures the story instead of tells it. Captivating pieces of information are mentioned but never properly explored, ensuring the audience is enticed enough to keep watching but never fully satisfied.

    Two or three things here could have easily been a standalone feature so it's not like there's a lack of substance. It's just a fascinating story carried out in a lacklustre fashion.

  • Kid's Story

    Kid's Story

    I thought this was really short but turns out that just nothing happens. My mistake!

    One especially prescient thing the Matrix series did was require you to do a whole bunch of homework to understand certain storylines and recognize forgettable supporting characters and while today's cinematic universes struggle to walk that tightrope act of "Accessible" and "Absolutely Not Accessible" I sort of admire how this series was just, "Fuck you; figure it out." if you didn't play the video game…

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  • Selah and the Spades

    Selah and the Spades

    RANKINGS: 2019

    There is a very good film hiding somewhere in Selah and the Spades but this isn’t it.

    The first thing that becomes apparent when watching this film is how desperately it wants to be a woke Mean Girls. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Very few comedies have understood high school quite as well as the 2004 classic but the primarily straight white focus makes it not quite as timeless as it could be. Woke Mean Girls…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    RANKINGS: 2018 | Mission: Impossible

    The Mission: Impossible franchise consists largely of a series of increasingly complex studio-funded suicide attempts by Tom Cruise and I'll be damned if it doesn't make for one of the most memorable action franchises in history. With the exception of the lackluster second entry, nearly every single one has been better than the last. Fallout is no exception and is very likely to go down in history as one of the greatest action films of…