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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    Hard to reconcile the fact that this play's existence as a purported bastion of representation recuperates the images of founding fathers, the very people who instituted systems of oppression, the knock-on of which is still being felt, and maintains their cult of personality in an effort to make room for people of colour in predominant, individualised, American dream-style narratives. The answer to white wealthy slave owners being lauded is not to demand more representation at the top of the totem pole, but to disavow the hierarchies at play and mould something new, which Hamilton certainly does not.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Basically as highly refined as this structure of narrative can get without taking any creative leaps or risks. As is standard with non-paradoxical time-travel plots, they go to tenuous lengths to remain consistent. All for the sake of the "ta-dah" reveal moments to tie a ribbon on the chaos. 

    The problem is, to have these moments you essentially require virtually no narrative tension. As the present is built up on the scaffolding by the future, it necessarily succeeds in order…

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  • Léon: The Professional

    Léon: The Professional

    ½

    What can I say but yikes! 
    Sexualising a 13 year old actress and entertaining a romance plot with a guy in his thirties?

    This whole premise felt like it was an excuse to indulge a fantasy of getting an underage girl away from her family and being the hero in defying the law. 

    Part way through I tried to Google if anyone had similar thoughts and, uhh, guys? The director was dating a 15 year old, married them and had…

  • To Kill Alice

    To Kill Alice

    ★★★★

    Excellent fly-on-the-wall documentation of the ways right-wing media can radicalise and fill impressionable people with hatred, manifesting in terrorism. All for someone saying something so simple and earnest as their neighbouring country's people are human, or that they have clean water where she went. 

    I appreciate that the film doesn't shy away from interviewing the bomber themselves to get their perspective. It showcases an issue with the development and pervasiveness of technology in the current era, that one person is…