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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★

    To me, this film suffers the same problems with its reception as Avatar did when it was released initially. Both were over-praised upon release, and have since suffered backlash due to the ridiculously high standards that most expected from such ecstatically positive reviews. Neither La La Land or Avatar are particularly bad films as such, I find them both moderately entertaining, but they are by no means masterpieces to the extent that they were made out to be. 

    Watch Whiplash instead, it's better.

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★

    Logan's exhaustion of existing and being a superhero rather reflects my exhaustion of existing in a time where superhero movies are produced by quantity in order for maximum box office profit instead of for quality as films. Thankfully its grim realism sets it apart from the tedious norm we've come to expect from the genre, but sadly it still contributes to said genre despite aptly reflecting several critics' loss of enthusiasm for such films.

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  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Fuck the minions, I'd sooner have a small army of those little soot creatures.

    I can't think of an appropriate adjective to describe the music and visuals of this film. Beautiful doesn't seem to do it justice.

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★★★

    Easily the best Batman film since The Dark Knight. So much meta humour and pop culture references. This is a really fun film that is worth your time. Believe the hype, it's a worthy addition to the Lego Movie franchise. I'm glad I managed to see this on the big screen, given that I saw the original in February 2014 in the cinema, because the animation is excellent.