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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★

    "You blow. I'll do the fingering."
    - Michael Fassbender 1 teaches Michael Fassbender 2 to play the flute

    I liked PROMETHEUS very much (my favourite in the "Alien" series after the original), and, on a first viewing, COVENANT just edged it out for me. It's possible that they could end up trading places once the dust settles and I have a chance to rewatch both, but for the time being it's "ALIEN > COVENANT > PROMETHEUS > everything else" for me). On paper,…

  • Raising Cain

    Raising Cain

    ★★★½

    Watched the Peet Gelderblom recut version, which restores the scenes to the original intended running order.

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    I should be annoyed by this film's stubborn refusal to make a lick of sense, but I'm not. Not one bit. Over a decade after I first saw it, MULHOLLAND DRIVE remains as sumptuous and mesmerising an experience as ever. I'm almost inclined to suggest that to try to decode it and impose rational logic on it is to miss the point - better to just let the sounds and images wash over you and experience it as Diane (the…

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★½

    "Don't you just love old music?"
    "Things sound so much better on vinyl."

    Actual lines of dialogue spoken in this movie. Fuck you, you self-absorbed, pretentious douchebags.

    Half a star each for the three leads, who I thought delivered competent performances despite the material they had to work with.