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  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    ★★★★★

    Super Mario Bros. is a masterpiece of adaptation.

    Now, when I say that, I don’t mean that it adapted Mario faithfully, of course not. What it did do, was turn Mario into something cinematic. Hot take: Mario is antithetical to cinema. It is inherently anti-cinema as a series. It was formed in the progenitive goo of a new artistic medium. Its character designs were created out of sheer necessity; cohesion went out the window in favour of legibility, appeal, and…

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  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★½

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

    I really appreciate Vince Gillgan's restraint here. People have spent the last decade or so speculating and coming up with wacky theories as to what else could happen beyond the finale, and he delivers a really neat and subdued epilogue, one inflected by old westerns. I like how it feels like a microcosm of the show at large, with some humour here and there, a real run through the ringer of callbacks (that are all eerily seamless) and fundamentally, understanding…

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    Visitor Information

    ★★★½

    Funny, but the funniness doesn't take away from the sadness of it either. If anything, it makes it more sad. I just want to throw millions of dollars at this dude and see what he comes up with honestly, because all of his videos that I've seen have such interesting concepts behind them beyond being disturbing and funny.