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  • The Graduate
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Videodrome
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  • Trancers

    ★★½

  • Going the Distance

    ★★

  • This Is 40

    ★★

  • Aaaaaaaah!

    ★½

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  • Trancers

    Trancers

    ★★½

    Positively dripping in neon lighting and an ever present synth score, the future here seems even more '80s than the scenes actually set in the 1980s. (Also can we talk about how 38 in 1984 looks like a hard 52 in 2021?)

    I can't say if I'd have been a fan of this back on original release - it's a bit too broad, and a lot too derivative, but watching it today makes for some nostalgic, campy fun, and that's honestly kind of comforting.

  • Going the Distance

    Going the Distance

    ★★

    I don't know if this felt old-fashioned at the time or if the world has just changed that much since this was released, but man, it's hard to believe this is a 2010 film and was released only 11 years ago.

    Very cliched in that typical '00s rom-com way, and objectively very average, but this has some cute moments and boasts a supporting cast full of some very talented comic actors. Also, you truly can't fake the chemistry that the leads have in scenes together here.

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  • The Boys in the Band

    The Boys in the Band

    ★★★★

    I read today that filming has wrapped on the remake of The Boys In The Band for Netflix, but it isn't due to be released for another year, presumably to coincide with the 50-year anniversary of the original.
    50 years...
    Let that sink in for a minute.

    I certainly did while watching the original today for the first time. It really serves to highlight just far we've come, and at the same time, just how little things have changed.

    I…

  • True History of the Kelly Gang

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    ★★½

    Some gloriously original cinematography (the framing device used throughout resembling the letterbox view from inside the infamous helmet was a nice touch) and an outstanding physical performance from George MacKay, but that's not enough to mask the feeling that the casting feels wrong (being a blond, beardless Brit) and the liberties taken with the story don't do enough to distance it from it's well-trodden territory. The style is there, but I'm just tired of this gloomy, heavy style of Australian cinema.

    46/100