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  • Matilda

    Matilda

    ★★★

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

    In 1964, British children’s author, Roald Dahl, wrote the poem Television in Chapter 27 of his beloved classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The ballad goes into meticulous detail about Dahl’s unconditional loathing of television and its appalling influence it has had on children. “They sit and stare and stare and sit, until they're hypnotised by it. Until they're absolutely drunk, with all that shocking ghastly junk.” Naturally, any person grown of the modern culture - where television entertainment, for…

  • Batman

    Batman

    ★★★½

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

    The comic book movie has certainly expanded and blossomed over the past preceding decade, less concentrated on the themes in regards to the obligations and strengths of the hero themselves, and more fixated on the idea of of the comprehensive and intricate mythos. If only the Greek scholars of millenia ago could see the landscape and orientation of mythologies today, no doubt confused by the overabundance of tragic backstories and acts of justice for the sake of duty, rather than…

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  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.

    ½

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

    When it comes to adaptations, it is more than just rapacious studio yes-men blindly making changes to the original source material in an effort to gain as wide of a demographic as possible, so as to have the dollar signs in their eyes spin out of control. It is about translating the original diction and intentions and of the piece to that of the language of film; changes to the initial authorship are not only inevitable, they are necessary to…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★★

    Finding absolute perfection in a movie is a very challenging procedure. It’s not impossible, it just requires you having to watch so many films and carefully learning the ins and outs of every single one of them - how a story is structured, how a character grows throughout the course of the film, learning how scenes can being visually interesting and tell the story without dialogue, knowing about the general pace for a scene or even the whole film and…