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  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado


    I massively underestimated just how much I'd miss Emily Blunt. Her character as a focal point allowed the previous film to be so much more than just an anti-hero supercop revenge thriller, and losing her here made it feel like a follow up to a conspiracy movie where the conspirators are the main characters all of a sudden.

    The absence of the character (and the absence of Villeneuve) also significantly reduces the element of horror and dread, to the point…

  • Rodman: For Better or Worse

    Rodman: For Better or Worse


    After watching Netflix chronicle the 90s Chicago Bulls on The Last Dance I wanted more Rodman content, so I sought this out and I'm glad I did. It's a great profile of a fascinating subject, a true rags to riches story that's inspiring, horrifying, hilarious, and ultimately tragic.

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  • Dredd



    'You look ready.'

    This film is easily compared with The Raid, which has essentially the same setup, without the bells and whistles of futuristic drugs and sexy psychic Olivia Thirlby. The Raid, being a relatively low budget martial arts flick, impressed me more. The Raid overcame a neat but slim premise by being extremely creative with its action, not just in its fight choreography, but with the basic setups of each individual conflict. Dredd was brutal, and entertaining, but ultimately…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins


    'Don't be afraid...'

    Such a good film. All the stuff up to and including Batman's first appearance is stellar and really holds up, the photography is great and the scene where the audience gets a criminal's POV of Batman is genius (emulated fairly well by The Incredible Hulk, where it makes less sense). I'm less keen on some of the stylistic choices in the latter half of the film, especially when compared with followup The Dark Knight, but it hardly…