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  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    Slightly slow and empty as a spy/action movie, but absolutely cracking as a fetish movie of shoes and neon and Charlize Theron's face - just what is this movie?

    The audio commentary clears everything up as editor, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, revels in every new costume, talks about how they kept shots in just because of the lighting and literally coos over every close up of Charlize. She is an absolute delight. The enthusiasm! The joy! This movie is absolutely of her…

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    I wanted it to end when Sharon Tate leaves the movie theatre. It was a lovely Day In The Life section that gave joy and meaning to the little, forgotten figures and parts of Hollywood, and also leaves it up in the air just what their various fates are.

    Then there was a lot more, but that was good too.

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  • Mandy

    Mandy

    You are at a party, and an enthusiastically stoned guy wants to tell you about this mind-blowing movie he saw and the film he starts describing sounds absolutely amazing - really psychedelic and layered and weird. Admittedly he is stoned, so he will spend ten minutes describing an advert on a tv in the background of one shot, but damn if it doesn't all sound really cool.
    But, about halfway through, he loses the thread a little and you realise…

  • Basic

    Basic

    Oh that the misfires, almosts and 'obviously fucked with in post's would have the behind the scenes docs the huge, safe, hits do.

    McTiernan, the best director of the slick Hollywood Thriller ever, still absolutely has his a-game going in this, making it an absolute joy to watch from moment to moment, but its Rashomon-y whodunnit plot is all messed around with to the point where one simply can not tell what is super clever, what is profoundly dumb and…