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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★½

    Peter Farrelly with his years of comedy experience decided to switch gears here and make a serious film. Or at least that's what he said it was. What it actually becomes is what he's been doing all along. This is a buddy comedy. It's not as broad as his other work but it doesn't make it any less funnier. I chuckled throughout and I was impressed with Viggo Mortensen, who went out of his way to turn himself into a…

  • American Factory

    American Factory

    ★★★★

    The level of access here is simply astonishing. The bit where Dave, the token American manager, says "what the fuck is he doing?" about a senator calling for union ties is a documentary filmmakers wet dream. Everyone speaks so freely and the personal interest stories have positive and negative outcomes because that's life baby! It's a wonderful documentary and exposes cultural differences in ways never before seen. The Party in China! The sound-off production line meeting in China and the pathetic attempt to reproduce it in the USA! It's almost too good.

  • Sextuplets

    Sextuplets

    ½

    Honestly, just fuck off with this shit Netflix. Get it off my fucking home page. When have I ever indicated this is what I might want to see?

  • Simon Amstell: Set Free

    Simon Amstell: Set Free

    ★★★½

    I was hoping for a few chuckles before a long day at work. Instead I'm all introspective and slightly depressed.

    EDIT: I changed my mind on this. The callbacks and overall narrative are actually a joy. Sorry Simon.

  • Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State

    Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State

    ★★★★

    My first exposure to this guy. In under an hour he eviscerated the USA. I'll be back.

  • After the Sunset

    After the Sunset

    ★★½

    Don Cheadle is even less convincing as a gangster than he was as a cockney in the Oceans films.

    One point for Woody Harrelson, one for Salma Hayek's fitness levels and a half for pretending Naomie Harris was Tia Dalma as a cop in this.

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★

    This was a long term James Cameron project going back to the 1990s. It was one of those movies that you figured would never happen due to Cameron's personal schedule being so incredibly hectic but he signed it over to Robert Rodriguez and here we are. It's actually happened.


    And I can't help but feel Alita would have been better served as a TV show. There's just too much going on. So many truncated subplots, several different career paths for…

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★★

    With the pressure of Superman and Batman nowhere to be found and the success of Wonder Woman fueling DC to think outside the box the world is free to enjoy Shazam!

    It begins as a gangbusters, near perfect double origin story, and never stops being fun even as the stakes get higher. Have DC finally found their feet in cinema? Keep thinking outside that box boys!

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    ★★★½

    A clear step down on the first flick but still a joyful experience that had me laughing at silly jokes and callbacks to the first one. Doesn't have the rewatch value and 4th wall shattering brilliance of part one. Nor a denouement that reduced me to a quivering wreck.

    But yes, that song is stuck in my head.

  • Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling

    Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling

    ★★

    I hadn't thought about Rocko or his modern life in 20 years. Should have left them in space.

  • Fahrenheit 11/9

    Fahrenheit 11/9

    Goddamn it, this shit makes me so fucking angry. If I felt I had the mental capacity to see it through I'd run for office.

    Fuck Donald Trump. Fuck Boris Johnson.

  • Jackass 3D

    Jackass 3D

    Humanity bottoms out.