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  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★½

    This film is highly charged with extremely smooth and defiant CGI taking care of the protagonist and the acting chops fed in to the machine through certain very detailed algorithms; the result? Well, turns out that every move that Rosa Salazar (and her highly elaborate and meticulous costume, both) makes, is precise, well-timed and almost spotless, if you ignore the battle concealers, the face-paint that represents the savage within. And it is because of this that the action sequences come…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★½

    So God is a woman and a cat lover?

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    ★★★★½

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

    Do not be mistaken. This is a film by the aberrant and outlandish Lars von Trier, who after a lengthy bout of depression made a film in 2009, which is an 'uneasy-intimate' experience with subtle, slow motion shots of snow fall, an explicit shower sex-scene and babies accidentally falling out of open windows. The camera follows the entire 23 second fall of the toddler until the tiny thing (I am still trying to convince myself that it was only a…

  • Platoon

    Platoon

    ★★★★½

    'I ain't got no quarrel with the Viet Cong... No Viet Cong ever called me nigger' - Muhammad Ali, 1966

    From Sgt. Elias (Dafoe), the hippy 'Nam veteran carrying his XM177E2 like a cross, to Lerner's (Depp) lump in the throat - that flashes by - after witnessing a war-crime, to the hardened and menacing Sgt. Barnes (Berenger) giving a career high performance with a face with more battle scars than natural features.

    The first thing the newbies witness after…