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  • Perfect Sense

    Perfect Sense

    ★★★

    I prefer when an apocalyptic outbreak is caused by irrational behaviour. That's because so many blockbusters are reliant on engorging tsunamis, or rabid zombies, to cause that mass delirium. Since Perfect Sense elides this, I want to give its neural concept some credit. A global epidemic has broken out and human senses are gradually lost. This posts the question: When that occurs, how can people adjust to a new type of living? If so, could they find a positive remnant…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★½

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

    Initial thoughts can be found here. Still impressed at how the Russos cross-cut through various locations, and end on such a bleakly emotive note, as Thanos activates the Gauntlet. (No orchestral music cues on Titan and Wakanda, just a despairing fade into dust.) When that's bred upon a sacrificial theme for what is falsely perceived as the "greater good"; Gamora revealing the Soul Stone to rescue Nebula, Strange surrendering the Time Stone to save Stark, and Maximoff destroying the Mind…

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  • Heathers

    Heathers

    ★★★★

    Most casual viewers would recall John Hughes' coming-of-age stories, the sex-comedy Porky's or the hangout days in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. But above them all stood a revengeful, satirically anti-suicide black comedy which subverted American teen society with its cynical eyes. This is the definitive high school film. It is hilariously nasty, ahead of its time and still relevant. Any movie which misleads a classmate that liquid drainer is a cure for a hangover is fantastically cruel and I…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Mark Wahlberg: Get off my property! You need a warrant!
    Federal Agent: MY FACE... IS MY WARRANT.

    Jesus Christ.

    Not sure if you filmed enough low-angle shots of buff bodies, Bay.

    Sound and fury signifies fuck all once again.

    Literally 50 minutes of third-act city destruction in Beijing.

    Corporation-y, government something something, serious talk from non-entity people.

    Sunsets, explosions and leggy women.

    More of the same except this time I somehow had to switch off buttons I never knew existed.