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  • See How They Run

    ★★

  • Top Hat

    ★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

  • Inland Empire

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  • See How They Run

    See How They Run

    ★★

    It’s just not as clever as it likes to think it is. And considering how it seems to go from teasing Agatha Christie to just mocking her, frankly it can sack off. Imagine if Paul WS Anderson threw potshots at Kubrick when making Event Horizen: that’s what this feels like.
    Also; the self aware meta stuff went too far and rendered ‘the final confrontation’ as a bit of an eye-roller.

    HBomberGuy once did an epic video on Sherlock, and points…

  • Top Hat

    Top Hat

    ★★★

    God Damn, Fred Astaire you ADHD monkey man: learn to respect some god given boundaries!

    Dragged down by very dated dating outlooks, Top Hart otherwise a fun, classic Hollywood romp. Astaire and Rogers' chemistry and skillset shine through, and the sets and costumes stand out (although they may stand out as they were particularly well shot, edited and directed that way). I particularly had fun with the goofy side characters, from the weird butler, to the Italian who likes swords…

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  • Boyz n the Hood

    Boyz n the Hood

    ★★★★½

    Watched to see if it was in all those 'films to see before you die' books for a good reason, or just because it was still big at the time of publication:

    Yeh, it deserved to be in all those books. It wraps a lot of social commentary into a solid, interesting story smoothly for the most part, and draws insanely good performances from its cast.

    Downsides: One predictable plot point, but that's likely because everyone has ripped it off…

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    CONTENT WARNING: Ranting, Full Spoilers, Long Review.
    The voice acting and visual splendour are high-tier Disney. Make no doubt about it, if you buy this on DVD, Disney does not let you down on the scale and production value of this film.

    My issue lies in the script. Like The Dark Knight Rises, when I saw this I had a strange itch something was wrong (except when the cute little bunny officer allows a vicious mobster to mortally threaten someone…