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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    With Thunder Road, Jim Cummings delivers a multi-layered emotional powerhouse with exceptional performances on a micro-budget. The film opens with a eulogy delivered by Officer Jim Arnaud (also played by Cummings) who goes from reciting a bland biography about his dead mother to breaking down and dancing around in front of the grieving crowd. Through these eleven uncut minutes, we gather that Arnaud has been harbouring a ton of guilt over how he treated and was seen by his mother.…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    I could talk about The Crimes of Grindelwald for hours, there is so much bad.

    It was just utterly incompetent in so many ways. I'm trying to write a review but I keep getting lost in an angry haze over specific things to the point of incoherence. This film felt like an unfiltered student script with a blockbuster budget. Shit just happens and the audience is expected to go along with it because our Lord and Saviour JK Rowling wrote…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    This was so much damn fun.

    Into the Spider-Verse feels so massively refreshing amongst the many less interesting animated and superhero films. There's so many fun traits as the film goes on, culminating in an ending that's perhaps easy to predict, but so damn satisfying in the moment. This film operates in comic book logic, which allows for plenty of really fun set pieces and moments that would be considered contrivances in other films, but since it works within the…

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    So..... I think I loved this film.

    I'm kind of a sucker for anything that has a synth soundtrack so Summer of 84 was winning me over right from the get-go. It gave me fond memories of Stranger Things Season One (of course) and the game Oxenfree (less of course, because that game is super underrated, please go play it). I think I might have acquired second-hand nostalgia for 80s films whilst having been born right at the very end…

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  • Her

    Her

    Her 2, where the plot is I fall in love with my blu-ray copy of Her.

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Under the Silver Lake

    I guess don't read this if you haven't seen the film. It doesn't spoil it necessarily but I recommend going in fresh. Thanks.

    It's very difficult to justify your thoughts on a film in a wholly critical way when what makes it so good is the way it feels while you're watching it. But heck, that's why I liked it so much. Right from the get-together, Under the Silver Lake immediately presents itself as something special, and that ability to…