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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★½

    Having not read the source material, all I knew going in was that something alien lands on Earth via a meteor and starts fucking around with the environment and that no one sent in to investigate has come back.

    Having now watched the film, I can't honestly say that I understand a great deal more but then the film isn't about understanding the situation so much as exploring humanity's tendency towards self-destruction, and even that seems like a very shallow…

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★½

    Watched as part of the Cambridge Independent's top 100 films of the 21st Century.

    Watchable is all I can really say. Hugh Jackman is charismatic as ever and gives it his all, but the songs were too modern for my liking and the characters were woefully underdeveloped (examples include Barnum's wife getting nothing approaching a character arc, and the complete failure to sell Zendaya becoming attracted to Zac Efron but she at least has the acting chops to pull it…

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  • Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne

    ★★½

    Better than the last one but redundant in the face of the superior third film

  • Brave Father Online - Our Story of Final Fantasy XIV

    Brave Father Online - Our Story of Final Fantasy XIV

    ★★★½

    For a film that on the surface plays like a movie length advert for Final Fantasy XIV, it hit me pretty hard in the feels due to some of the parallels between the father and son in the film and the relationship that I had with my own father.

    My own introduction to gaming came about as a result of my father bringing home a computer every weekend from his school (along with a veritable raft of pirated games that…