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  • Hellboy

    Hellboy

    Despite the bad reviews, I walked into this hoping it would join the long list of trashy, schlock films that I enjoy. A Van Helsing, or a Dark Shadows, or at the very least a John Carter. Nope. This is just an incomprehensibly bad piece of junk that gives you not one molecule of anything to care about.

    At the start, I perceived some suggestions that this was a good film ruined by studio meddling: terrible seemingly last minute song…

  • Kabir Singh

    Kabir Singh

    ½

    The theater fucked up and played a three-hour-long rough cut of the film by mistake. Took some time to adjust to the sloppy editing and the actively distracting, clippy sound, but that's just a rough cut thing. Excited to find out if the final cut is somehow not an empty, insufferable drag.

    Edit: At the time of that writing, I couldn't find the energy to get into how incredibly anxious I was throughout this film for all the wrong reasons.…

  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    I chatted my emotions watching this onto a graph:

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  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★½

    Even more magnificent than I remember.

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ½

    Litte rant:

    This film doesn't build on any of the intriguing or effective aspects of the 2014 Edwards film (for example, that film situated its sparse Kaiju battles squarely in a world we recognize, tangible and real, often shooting them from the POV of an insignificant human spectator, while this film "stages" every fight as an incoherent jumble of motion and noise lost in a whirlpool of CGI smoke and snow and dust and fire), but what's far worse is…

  • Zero

    Zero

    Maybe this thing takes a turn and becomes wonderful at some point, but I had to put it off after 20 minutes. Despite all my goodwill for SRK, it was ugly and nasty and crass and dumb and badly paced and uninteresting and offensive and pointless and man fuck this shit.

    I know I can't judge a thing 20 minutes in, but I can choose to not sit through it.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Real quick thoughts:

    Mewtwo? More like Mehtwo. Right guys? *crickets*

    It looks good, it *sometimes* feels good, but it's... not very good?

    I kinda liked Justice Smith as Tim, I enjoyed Reynolds as Pikachu against all odds and I found the character design and animation on the latter incredibly charming even if his integration with the live-action footage never really convinced me I was seeing a real creature occupying space alongside the characters (Paddington is the gold standard). The intro…

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    ★★★★½

    This is one of few films that make me rethink my whole "no kids" stance, just cause I want to watch it with them.

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Quick thoughts:

    I'm sorry to say that this film has neither the precise narrative clarity of the first film (+ its allegorical richness wrt otherness) nor the clumsy but admirable ambition of the second.

    It's a messy collection of mildy diverting and sometimes frustrating moments, interrupted now and again by overwhelming beauty, building up to a lovely epilogue that mostly works because of the work that the last two films have done in getting us to care about these characters…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    Come for the riveting tale of daring space travellers making history, stay for the gentle, tender examination of male loneliness, emotional unavailability and grief.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    I genuinely didn't expect this to be as vapid and shallow and simplistic and sanitized and trite and poorly paced and uninteresting as it was.

  • Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow

    Love the wickedness, LOVE the cinematography. Burton, like Raimi, really needs to do more nasty, R-rated stuff.