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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★½

    Exhausting, but at least funnier than the first movie. Still, so overly desperate to please. DP2 tries to jam so much into one movie and yet it all feels so meaningless. Post Infinity War if you are going to try and pack your movie to the brim, it better be worth it. This ain't.

    When I was a kid, Cable was one of my favourite characters and I thought Brolin played him brilliantly. Little me would have been psyched. Too…

  • Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    ★★½

    A strong sense of struggle to make all the pieces work but after an abysmal first act that threatens to torpedo the whole film it somehow manages to recover pretty spectacularly. I credit that largely to the performers who register complicated wrinkles of confusion, surprise and conflict in reaction shots. Overall, the story is too streamlined, the film too short. Montag's personal arc is non-existent, he exists only as a cypher for a rebel in the institution, and Shannon as…

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  • Eraserhead

    Eraserhead

    Assigning a star rating to this movie would be like grading a Salvador Dali piece with a star rating. It's utterly absurd and simplifies the work to the point of insult. Eraserhead has more in common with a Dali painting than another film at your multiplex, it's a piece of art, not entertainment. I would be more comfortable sitting and watching this in a gallery than a theatre with twelve-dollar popcorn combos.

    People constantly wonder what this or that means,…

  • Indie Game: The Movie

    Indie Game: The Movie

    ★★★★½

    Maybe the best argument against game piracy I've ever seen, Indie Game: The Movie depicts three different independent game developers (all of which are either 1 or 2 people) at various stages of the creative process. One (Jonathan Blow who created 'Braid') after completion and release reflecting on the experience; another (Team Meat, creators of 'Super Meat Boy') at the final stretch as their game preps for release after a long development; and finally Phil Fish, creator of Fez, in…