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|89 89%||Her Smell (2019) - Oct 15, 2019
"Delirious at first, filled with off-the-cuff dialogue and a kind of Punch-Drunk Love-esque score that noticeably lingers in the background and aggravates the anxiety. The second half puts all this to a crashing halt and demonstrates a proper journey for this character over the years. I've always liked Moss (and I have a weird crush on her), but she's really outdone herself here by fully inhabiting this punk diva. The only thing that sucks in this film are the songs, but that's the point. "
|78 56%||1900 (1976) - Oct 15, 2019
"Not a slog to get through as there's plenty of content to expand out this varied story that trails off between politics and sex and back and forth. Stunningly filmed, most of the film looks like a painting that could be presented at the most prestigious galleries, so it certainly elevates this surface level material. The climax is actually the most engrossing, though its politics could've fallen terribly one way or another, but instead end of an appropriately satirical note."
|64 22%||El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) - Oct 15, 2019
"Entertaining, but completely unnecessary. What you think happened to these characters after the show is exactly what happens as seen here. In fact, as most of this is actually a prequel to the last episode, it really feels like filler. It is perfectly watchable, fairly well acted and scribed, especially if you're a fan of 'gotta raise the money before time runs out' kind of stories."
|83 72%||Hunger (1974) - Oct 08, 2019
"'The Message' here about wealth inequality across the globe is quite obvious and not something that would astound anyone over the age of thirteen, but its the cartoon style and aesthetic that I respond to so much. The gleeful and sardonic manner of this very rudimentary CGI is still very impressive and has such a flowing pace to it. I always really dig the music."
|68 31%||Lords of Chaos (2018) - Oct 08, 2019
"Not exactly a psychologically insightful film, so this simple biopic is merely an account of these events and they do add up to a compelling story. Some of the filmmaking is just too try-hard, but there's a closeness with this material, namely the disturbed nature of these characters and the very brutal and very real violence that emerges from them."
|88 87%||Joker (2019) - Oct 06, 2019
"Even more dread-filled and intense on my second viewing, this is a surprisingly multi-dimensional film from Mr Phillips, one that recognises the varying levels of villainy in just about every character. An extraordinary and properly shocking back-story for this classic villain, with no-one better for the role than Phoenix, and all the ludicrous controversy surrounding this film seem to tie into it so perfectly (are people actually afraid of folks who can't get laid??!)."
|90 91%||The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - Sep 26, 2019
"Very humane and thoughtfully written story of POWs, with particular attention given to the contrasting principles of the British colonel and the POW camp commander. Like most good genre films, particular war films, has a main message that differs from its contemporaries. Extraordinarily tense climax, and since I'm a fan of delicious ironies, they just made it all the more better. "
|86 82%||The Incident (1967) - Sep 19, 2019
"Works blatantly yet effectively as a microcosm of this era, with the likes of homosexuality and African-Americanism explored. Sets itself up excellently, showing the horrors of this duo hoodlums, then paces itself with enough time on each of the trapped characters, before showing them in this bottled-up predicament. May be a little preachy by the end, though this feels like an essential early film of the New Hollywood movement that's culturally revealing."
|67 28%||Rambo: Last Blood (2019) - Sep 19, 2019
"Very standard action-revenge flick -- basic, meat-headed, meat-and-potatoes, and it thrives on its sadism and ultraviolence, though its bloodiness is unfortunately undermined by some shoddy CG bloody splatter. Decently builds up the ultimate nastiness in men so that it culminate in a truly goriffic climax, the final kill of which being particularly badass."
|77 53%||The Death of Stalin (2017) - Sep 19, 2019
"More amusing than funny (and it omits some actual real-life hilarities from this era), but it's very consistent with the comedic tone, all the while displaying the rather tense scenario of upholding national constitution, even in the face of tragedy."