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  • The Outsider

    The Outsider

    ★★★

    A good Yakuza movie, with good direction and some clear influences from western gangster films. (A personal favourite segment is clearly inspired by THE GODFATHER). It has a brilliant soundtrack and some excellent cinematography.
    There is great acting and characters and honestly it’s got so much potential.

    It is just let down by yet another overworked, hammy bit of acting by Leto, who drags down nearly every scene he’s in. Without him this film would have been four stars.

    If you desperately needed a white guy in this movie, nearly any other would have been better.

    Next time maybe just call Keanu.

  • The New Mutants

    The New Mutants

    ★½

    Inside every movie there are two executives.
    One represents everything good.
    Originality, creativity, freedom of expression.
    One represents everything evil.
    Studio interference, fear of the unknown, cheap cgi.

    Which one wins?

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  • Freddy Got Fingered

    Freddy Got Fingered

    ★★★★

    There is an insane amount to unpack here. This film balances on the rusty blade of a knife, between utter trash and near incomprehensible genius.

    This film has been called Dadaist, Surrealist, Absurdist. There are some arguments to be made for and against each of them. There is too much a narrative for it to be Dadaist. There is to much normalcy for it to be truly Surrealist. The disconnect between mind and reality is not great enough to be…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★½

    You have probably heard of subjectivity in art. People will often point out that your opinion is subjective, and this is very true.
    Tree of Life however, is subjective in a more deeply profound way than the usual.

    The more you find in the film that you relate to, the more you will connect with it. This is true of all films, but here, the slow building of relatability is like an ever ticking clock. Just like life, the more…