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  • Elvis
  • Life of Brian
  • Come to Daddy
  • The Jerk

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  • Prey

    ½

  • Brightburn

    ★★½

  • Unsane

    ★★★

  • Nude Tuesday

    ★★★

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ½

    The reaction and subsequent acclaim directed at this film is bewildering and disconcerting.

    A truly appalling experience from start to finish. The soporific, torpid direction, dull action scenes, and a short film plot-line stretched at over 100 minutes is inadequate enough, but the appropriation and disrespect of Native Americans and their culture is disgraceful. The Disneyfication of the Comanche Nation: portraying their now derivative, regressive, faux-feminist vis-a-vis male archetype, this time with a teenage indigenous girl as the avatar. Not…

  • Nude Tuesday

    Nude Tuesday

    ★★★

    The primary takeaway from this film is that in this age of increasingly conservative, prudish feminism and puritanical, regressive, religious liberalism, the raw beauty of sex and nudity is getting ever sanitized from cinema. Crude ‘sexualism’ is ever present of course, but not the actual sex, and certainly no eroticism. The sexual revolution died long ago, but has morphed into something very unaesthetic, if not downright ghastly. I appreciate that this film made an attempt to remedy this issue, even if…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★★

    Make no mistake, this isn't just a 'biopic on Elvis Presley - The King of Rock 'n Roll'. This is an auteur's vision through and through; a categorical triumph of maximalist indulgence and sophisticated tragedy.

    Akin to a cinematic Aria, Luhrmann has crafted an extravagant, bombastic spectacle, forming one of the greatest biographical films of our era. The man himself, Elvis Presley, is an epochal scale of musical genius and metamorphosis; a crucible of Americana - culture and artistry. Luhrmann…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

    Are we not tired of aphoristic positive nihilism in our art and culture? This is the end result of a global, multicultural, liberal outlook that promotes individualism above all else - deracinated people abound, especially the youngest generation. ‘Nothing Matters… but maybe something matters’ is a pallid cliché at this point, and pathetically demoralizing for no reason. Reddit-tier philosophy; a total misunderstanding of Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, or Friedrich Nietzsche. 

    Luckily, the actual film itself is an impressive and exciting viewing experience, but…