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  • Cats



    I guess all the discourse prepared me because the images didn't bother me that much. The direction is probably its biggest flaw because it affects more than just the low effort CG - performance was stifled and the song styles were questionable too. I was lucky enough to witness the initial pass of the CG as well. Saw a few feet disappear into the ground as well as Old Deuteronomy's ring adorned human hands. That's not acceptable obviously but on…

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit


    In terms of Waititi's filmography, it's probably his best so far although there are times where a Wes Anderson aesthetic creeps in and comes off as somewhat contrived. Jojo Rabbit succeeds more so in the dramatic character-driven portions where they aren't trying to make caricatures of Nazis - although many of the bits are genuinely funny with strong commitments, they take a back seat to the most sincere parts. Scarlett Johansson's performance as Jojo's mother especially makes me lament that…

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  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw


    I was enamored initially by its premise and I feel it greatly delivered upon it. It's shallow in its message and it's very easy to grasp, but the cast, performances and commitment to the gimmick elevate Velvet Buzzsaw above the Cryptkeeper-structured camp schlock. Its simplicity is refreshing - it doesn't need a conclusion that gives us franchise potential, or have a hero that will live to fight another day. Compare with the likes of movies such as Truth or Dare,…

  • Tusk



    It leads with an exploration of character under an extreme tragic circumstance, with some interesting ideas about redemption when your character is established as a complete Asshole. But 'Tusk' gets derailed completely by its tonally inconsistent second half, destroying any sense of sincerity and good will it had with the audience. I can appreciate Smith's independent spirit, and his direction has some real brilliance at places, but when he can't take his own subject matter seriously it makes me reluctant…