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  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World


    I remember this being worse than I found it this time, but it still leaves it decisively at ehhhhhh.

    Loki continues to be the only vaguely interesting villain in the MCU, but this instalment reduces his interaction with Thor, leaving not much else to drive interest. If the Branagh Thor distinguished itself by finding a grand, Shakespearean perspective on the battle for the throne and Asgard, this one does exactly what every single tedious entry in the MCU does: a…

  • The I-Land

    The I-Land

    A series so stupid that eating your own fingers is considered a mildly distressing whoopsy, but discovering you might be over 40 is the most appalling, gut wrenching horror imaginable.

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  • Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra

    Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra


    On the one hand this could appear to be a fairly conventional history of a dance company - its early beginnings, its rise to success, the obstacles they overcame on the way. You've seen that story told before. But what makes this documentary so distinctive and so powerful is the way that it also integrates the influence of the political, the cultural, and the intensely personal. Blair and Minchin chart Bangarra's development against the parallel trajectories of the fostering and…

  • Heropanti



    Not the investigation into Superman's underwear that the title promised.