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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Shin Godzilla
  • The Handmaiden
  • John Wick: Chapter 2

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  • Mr. Nice Guy

    ★★★★

  • Mind Game

    ★★★★★

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    ★★★★

  • Hackers

    ★★★★½

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  • Mr. Nice Guy

    Mr. Nice Guy

    ★★★★

    The only film brave enough to ask “what if an evil Australian guy was American” and then get Jackie Chan to punch him

    This is a real ride, fantastically goofy action running around Melbourne. It’s even in some parts actually faithful to the geography! Apart from Melbourne Central apparently being moved to opposite the town hall. But I can forgive it haha - must’ve been fun downtown on the day they shot this

    I’m not sure if the Howard government’s…

  • Mind Game

    Mind Game

    ★★★★★

    holy shit

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  • Hackers

    Hackers

    ★★★★½

    Delightful quantities of 90s computers-as-seen-by-Hollywood cheese, which presumably you have to go into it prepared for, hence the strikingly low rating this gets

    What a phenomenal soundtrack, really does a lot for the movie

    Graphics work for hacker and non-hacker computer UIs is simply off the charts, you won’t find better outside of some 90s multimedia CD-ROMs

    That one dolly shot of the hackers’ machines showing off all their custom graphics feels like it was later borrowed almost verbatim by 2 fast 2 furious and I couldn’t have been more delighted

    Also an absolute gallery of (mostly) now-desirable vintage computer equipment

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★

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

    Pretty bland, but in about the way I expected. The human cast, Carrey aside, bring more or less nothing to the table. Carrey is having a blast making it though and that’s maybe the best part of the whole thing. I laughed more than I honestly expected, despite the entire plot being extremely rote and largely containing fewer consequences or explanations than even most other movies in a similar mould.

    More thoughts:
    • I didn’t expect the Archie Sonic Knuckles…