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  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Birth
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  • Ribspreader

    ★★★½

  • Friday the 13th Part III

    ★★★½

  • The Killing of America

    ★★★★

  • On the Edge

    ★½

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  • Ribspreader

    Ribspreader

    ★★★½

    Very fun to watch this with a pumped-up Saturday night audience because it's full of great jokes and a lot of those jokes have a uniquely Australian flavour to them, making for a communal vibe that doesn't come along very often (I can't remember the last time I watched a new Australian movie that's actually funny).

    This is also a lot more technically competent that I thought it would be based on the very rough teaser that is currently the…

  • Friday the 13th Part III

    Friday the 13th Part III

    ★★★½

    Watched in 3D! Loved all the visual gags for us 3D watchers – passing the spliff out into the audience is probably the best one, but a character adjusting the antenna on their television so that one arm thrusts into our faces gets points for thoughtfulness (nothing is too mundane to get the 3D treatment) and for how delighted the audience was with it – there were giggles of joy.

    There's nothing super special about this as a slasher movie, but I…

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    Offensively stupid on multiple levels, a movie by people who think real rape-revenge films are beneath them while condescendingly co-opting those films' transgressive impact – but they can't even get that right, because any feints towards real violence are effectively neutered by some goody two-shoes bullshit where Carey Mulligan surprises would-be date rapists by giving them a stern talking-to instead of cutting their dicks off. (And let me tell you, as someone who has had their fair share of interactions…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ½

    Barely a movie, more like a jumble of tenuously connected scenes moving incomprehensibly backwards and forwards in time, with a tone that aims for exuberance but feels like hours of incessant high-pitched screaming. Borderline unwatchable if you're not intimately familiar with the source material – I'm not, and I think this assumes its audience is. I can't think of any other explanation for why Gerwig would go for this baffling structure. Nothing is allowed to develop naturally, every scene operates…