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  • Darling

    Darling

    ★★★★½

    "I think I'll become one of your ghost stories now."

    ***

    Since my mum died on the 17th, I have found out just what it is truly like to live in a house entirely alone.

    You can leave and go outside at any time, and you have lifelines to always be able to talk to other people through the phone and the internet...

    ...but in the dead of night, when everyone you know - and everyone you don't - is…

  • Sausage Party

    Sausage Party

    ★★★★½

    "You're all alive! And looking at me with your... with your gloves! and your... your little shoes!, and your arms! and your legs--!"
    "Legs, huh? Look at me!
    Look at me! I ain't got no legs, you fuck! You ate my goddamn legs!"

    ***

    It's weird how in the span of a couple of days, I've watched a comedy mockumentary (Carnage) about a future vegan utopia's disgust with the meat-and-dairy consumption of the past...

    ...and now, I've watched a ridiculously…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    "My world is fire and blood."

    ***

    You've heard all the hype by now.
    Said hype has reached Breaking Bad-levels of insane acclaim.
    Which begs the question:
    Is the hype deserved?

    YES.
    YES YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES.

    30 years have passed since the last Mad Max movie.
    Many imitators and pretenders to the throne of action cinema have come and gone in those intervening decades, and with the occasional exceptions here and there (e.g. The Raid), the past decade…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    "Here's to the ones who dream / Foolish as they may seem /
    Here's to the hearts that ache / Here's to the mess we make..."

    ***

    La La Land is GREAT.

    But is it really 7 Golden Globes-winning "GREAT"?

    Or, even more especially, is it really 14 - freakin' FOURTEEN!! - Oscar-nominations "GREAT"?

    See, here's the thing:
    I'm afraid that all of this overwhelmingly monumental amount of hyperbolic hype and astounding acclaim is going to eventually negatively impact the…