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  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two


    Not as good as the first part but it worked just fine for me. There’s some wonky stuff in here (CGI, dialogue, editing, colour correction) moment to moment but as a complete picture it works just fine. The film is excessive but the running time surprisingly never felt as long as it is and I’m normally pretty sensitive to this stuff. At the end of the day casting is what makes this thing work, completely bought the new cast as…

  • It



    The “quiet, quiet, BANG” scares don’t hold up on rewatch outside of the theatre, but everything else is so charming it doesn’t matter that it’s not scary.

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire


    NZIFF 2019 Rewatch

    The best film of NZIFF 2019 and one of the best the year has to offer.

  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    Devoid of the interesting themes or aesthetics of the comics. Tedious and absent of joy. Somehow worse than Last Stand.