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  • True History of the Kelly Gang

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    ★★★★½

    Justin Kurzel is one of Australia's finest working filmmakers. He kick-started Australian cinema's trend of exploring the neurosis of suburban colonists with Snowtown, before maximizing those themes in Macbeth. Assassin's Creed, faulted by it's budget and commercial expectation, is a severely underrated action film that tries to understand the zeitgeist behind it's wanton violence more than most of it's ilk.

    Now we have True History of the Kelly Gang, reportedly the tenth screen version of Ned Kelly's legacy, and easily…

  • Bad Trip

    Bad Trip

    ★★★★

    Truly subversive and radical filmmaking, in it's deconstruction of popular cinematic language and sheer bravado. It's points of focus for satirization are astute and timely. Moreover, the film is very rarely, if ever, cruel to those being fooled, foregrounding their reasoning and humanity. It is the larger structures that are being taken down, and this puts Bad Trip a cut above the rest. Most importantly, it's hilarious, anarchic, and disgusting, and I loved it. The pace of the chaos does make for a sag in the 2nd/3rd acts, but it quickly picks up for a fun finale.

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  • Still Working

    Still Working

    Quietly devestating. Beautiful cinematography captures the impression of industry.

  • Pillars

    Pillars

    Really beautifully shot. Never quite gets where it's going but lots to like

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  • Babe: Pig in the City

    Babe: Pig in the City

    ★★★★★

    This little piggy gets 5 stars
    Tim Burton fucking wishes he made this movie. All directors do. Watch it, now.

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★½

    Crikey this film moves like a bullet for something that runs 150 mins