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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★

    I don’t think I will ever entirely get these crucial ‘there’s a thread running through it’ Marvel films. I spent a lot of time yelling “what’s your motivation?” at Thanos, because I really don’t know - all the callbacks to important stuff in other films was completely lost on me. 

    Not really linked to the above but pre-Black Panther they really sold out the female characters - their story is either being romantically involved with someone, an emotionless robot or an insect person who literally feels all of the feelings.

    I liked Captain America’s beard though.

  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    I am attracted to all of the leading men in this film in very odd and different ways (Harry Dean Stanton included), made even odder by the fact that not a single one has aged well (Harry Dean Stanton not included, obviously).

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  • Beyond Clueless

    Beyond Clueless

    ★★★

    On the one hand I loved it as a sort of love letter to my favourite film genre, not completely a documentary but a lengthy, glossy music video (how I imagine Sofia Coppola would make a documentary) - it's incredibly pretty to watch - and although kind of reaching, I loved the analysis of Eurotrip.

    On the other hand, I'm not sure I'm going to take much from having watched it (other than a few films to add to my…

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★½

    I wish Hollywood would stop hiring pretty children who can't act to star in films.