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  • Tron

  • 40,000 Years of Dreaming

  • The Twelve Chairs

  • Mad God

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  • Tron

    Tron

    “Who you callin’ program, program?” The impressively made parts are stunning for an ‘82 movie, especially how much was done by hand. It’s a pity the actual writing and directing are so uninspired and deeply infused with schtick.

    All the same, you can see how this endured beyond the proto-gamer fantasy: This movie feels like the closest anyone has come to replicating the Star Wars formula. Jeff is a winning focal point for a blend of ‘80s corporate espionage, dystopian…

  • 40,000 Years of Dreaming

    40,000 Years of Dreaming

    It’s a deeply PBS-core documentary, but the centerpiece (pardon me, Aussies, centrepiece) is catnip for movie nerds: A very avuncular George Miller trying to build a bridge between Australian cinema and the nation’s culture as a whole. He pays special attention to how film follows the indigenous mythological tradition of the Dreaming, but only barely deals with actual indigenous people.

    Did I like it? I guess. Did it succeed at its aim, which is making me want to see movies like Jedda and For The Term Of His Natural Life? Hell yeah.

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  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    Since this is a whole movie of Michael Bay reexamining his tendencies and searching for every bit of empthy within himself, you owe it to him to get over your anti-Michael Bay prejudice and check it out.

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Gay goo scenario.