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  • Jungle Cruise

    Jungle Cruise

    ★★★★★

    Collet-Serra's latest (and finest) film is a rollickin' adventure in which three competing groups of colonisers fight to reclaim history the fastest.

    Really, history belongs to the animals, and to those whose lives are transformed into 'theatre' for the casual adventurer. It's fitting that the movie ends just before the Empire well and truly begins to collapse: the victorious colonisers drive off into the heart of the industrial city, laughing and together. Exeunt, until the future; next time, the jungle fights back.

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    Old

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

    Shyamalan's second globalist conspiracy thriller in a row is a janky old-school affair that, much like Hitchcock's Rear Window is a film about filmmaking, at least in the figurative sense. The passage and elision of time is made possible by the manipulation of film form; Shyamalan offers one of his more thematically rigorous cameos in recent years as the observational scientist working behind the camera; impossible situations are rendered possible above all through the manipulation of perception.

    With this taken…

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