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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    Joker: A resentful and childish dogma of cynicism (why doubt and experience is always superior to patently infantile fanaticism)

    I feel a strong discomfort with the excessive admiration and fanatical responses “Joker” has generated. Todd’s Philips’ film has submerged us in a quasi-religious mania that is and should be entirely shocking to the entire cinematic conscience. What purports to be rebellious and subversive to the point of criminality is actually embarrassingly obviously and unintelligent, and comes from a group of…

  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★★

    Pride and Prejudice Review

    Quote to remember: “No excellence can be acquired without constant practise.”

    Once when watching “Mama Mia”, my friend criticised the film for implicitly reinforcing the dichotomy between the genders. Songs and scenes were often compromised of either all males (Firth, Bronson ect) or (Streep, Walters ect). Given that my friend was trans, I can see how this might not sit right with them. However, after watching “Pride and Prejudice”, I am absolutely convinced that the dichotomy…

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    Joker
    Good artists copy, great artists steel
    It's like a btec taxi driver in terms of film making style (character complexity, achievement of mood) but possibly more straightforwardly entertaining in a traditional Hollywood sense. Felt slightly blockbuster. To me, it adhered to the traditional commercial storytelling traits, which is ironic, given it's a film about rejecting society and capitalism. The biggest giveaway to me is that it was in part produced by Bradley Cooper.
    Trying to be profound but really…

  • Good Boys

    Good Boys

    ★★

    Good Boys Film Reaction

    Best line in the film: What do you love? Ascension, rules, antidrug campaigns. Grilled cheese.
    Worst line in the film: All we have to do is just go up there and tell the truth. Then God would be on our side (obvious joke)

    REACTION
    Is it truthful? No Is it interesting? No
    Not interesting in story terms as didn't obey the formula: dramatic need, character arc, antagonist ect. Characters not particularly empathetic
    Not truthful because the…