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  • Billy's Balloon

    Billy's Balloon

    Is this a movie about the abusive relationship between children & the things they cherish the most?

    An allegory for the vulnerability of a child?

    Or is it simply a 9-minute tale of a bunch of balloons who gang up to pound on a bunch of kids just for giggles?

    You'll never find out with the way Don Hertzfeldts mind & style works and that's kind of what makes this so special. It fully embraces its bizarre nature and gives you something that feels depressing on its surface, but at the same time gives off a vibe that few films of any form can deliver.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    ★★★

    'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' is easily the weakest entry in the franchise, and it's a shame this weakness is exposed just as the franchise meets it heartbreaking end (for now at least).

    The film itself has some really strong elements holding it together; notably the chemistry between Toothless & Hiccup which is as charming as ever, the addition of a love interest for Toothless is something I was concerned about, but ends up being a logical & emotional…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Arrival, Sicario, Enemy, Prisoners and now, in 2017, Denis Villenevue has officially made all further competition irrelevant.

    It's incredibly difficult to sit down and review a film that is as large in scope, thought provoking, visually stunning and masterfully crafted as Blade Runner 2049 is, in a way it's almost unreal. To truly get my point across of just how beautiful this movie was to sit through, I would need no less than a thousand words, which nobody (including myself)…

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★

    What made the initial entries into the 'Cloverfield' franchise so special was the fact that each of those films were very self-contained, and as a result were able to develop and standout in their own, unique way without feeling bloated or over-staying their welcome.

    'The Cloverfield Paradox' is what happens when a movie doesn't just try to cram too many ideas & concepts into one film, but also when it gets so lost in those ideas that it never ends up…