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  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider

    ★★★

    “You messed with the wrong family”

    I spent my summer playing through the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot and after a sluggish start, it revealed itself to become a very captivating game with equal amounts of cinematic feel and character-depth to Lara Croft. Both these aspects carries over to Roar Uthaug’s reboot of the film versions, finding the heart in the loneliness of Lara. Her missing father is the cause of the litteral collision kicking the events into gear early on…

  • Prowl

    Prowl

    ★½

    “Oh my god, a roadtrip? That sounds so fun!”

    I’m not going to deny that the desire to escape your small town (the central driving force in Prowl) is something relatable, but it’s also such a lowest common denominator to create an excuse for horror. It seems as Patrik Syversen settles with the easiests route, not bringing context to the characters to give something moore to latch onto other than your usual chugging of alcohol. However, just because Prowl isn’t…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    “We didn’t do anything”
    “Then who killed the world?”

    From the moment that Mad Max: Fury Road started, I couldn’t stop smiling. I sat through the entire first half of the movie with a giant smile on my face and partially even laughter, but by the end of the movie I had experienced both tears and gotten my mind blown to smithereens. George Miller’s fourth Mad Max movie is an action masterpiece, it packs in a superb soundtrack and so…

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★

    “We fly with our spirit”

    Make no doubt, Studio Ghibli’s films are much more than just kids-movies, with their thematic range serving the whole family. But with that said, there’s something so beautifully childlike in a film like Majo no takkyūbin (Kiki’s Delivery Service) and how it refuses to excuse its weird premisse, it’s just like: yeah witches exists here, deal with it. This laidback and even thin nature is telling for the whole film; much of it is just…