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  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

    Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

    ★★★★

    Oh Godzilla, what terrible language!”


    This was the point when the series started to gear a LITTLE more towards kids, but it’s still a crucial point in Godzilla’s history, as it’s the first appearance of King Ghidorah, one of Godzilla’s most infamous and powerful enemies, and it was the film that marked the new direction the films would take in the Showa era. It’s also likely the basis of the inspiration for the recent Godzilla: King of the Monsters, since…

  • Men in Black

    Men in Black

    ★★★★½

    *phew*


    Damn. This holds up. This REALLY holds up. 

    Made in the heyday when blockbusters had style, substance, and a real sense of love and care behind them. The humor works because everything else does - the stakes are real and feel real even if the majority of MIB sees it as “just another day” because we see it all through J’s eyes, a character we immediately like and relate to. Smith and Jones have fantastic chemistry and play off…

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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    Whenever reviewing a comedy the first question I always ask is - do the jokes land? And thankfully yes, all the jokes here land. But there’s SOOOOO much more going on here that elevates it to 4 1/2 stars. 

    An excellent visual style, very much inspired by music videos but not to the point where it feels like one long one. Plenty of interesting oners and clever use of slo-mo here - for Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, the confidence displayed…

  • Mope

    Mope

    ★★★½

    This is not a movie without problems. Smaller scale problems being the editing and pacing creating a sense of dragging in the third act, larger scale problems being the fact that it doesn’t really know which theme it wants to fully commit to and so at times it feels confused. Also there’s a very emotional scene at the end set against the backdrop of a scene they’re shooting and, while I won’t spoil it, it will DEFINITELY turn some people…