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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★½

    The third best Alien film. I’ve never really been invested in the franchise though I do really dig the first two for their obvious goodness but apart from them where else can you go? Well it seems Scott has the answer and it’s Fassbender androids out the wazoo with some heavy thematic subtext (and text) as well as bitey space critters. A real creative achievement for the most part and hell of an ending too.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★★★

    Amazingly 9(!) years on  from start till the finale of this trilogy - which seems an eternity in franchises these days - Hidden World sticks the landing with impressive and mature emotional beats. No doubt much of the audience has grown up since Hiccup and Toothless bonded first back in 2010 and its not dissimilar to Logan in the way both leverage the real passing of time for emotional effect. If you don’t be bawling your eyes in the last…

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  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    Without sounding pretentious, this is real Cinema. Gets in your head and plays with you and your preconceived notions of what should be happening. 

    Yeah you kissed her once but now she’s gone are you really worried for her or because you feel she owes you? Your old man has snapped before but you’re not like him, you know this guy deserves it. 

    Also guys who are Stephen Yuen in 2018 apparently have 100% chance of stealing your girl.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★★

    Part of the Godzilla Ranking Project.

    Over 50 years later and still holds up like a sonofabitch. Terrifying, awe inspiring, gut wrenching, haunting. I mean, holy shit, the mother holding her three kids as Godzilla closes in close by telling not to worry, they'll be with their dad soon. The palpable fear. The terror of Godzilla AND the atom bomb. The evacuation scenes.

    Jesus.

    That theme music.