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  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★½

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

    This started off quite pedestrian but picked up a bit along the way. It actually felt quite short and as though a lot was missing from the film. I suspect it may have been better as a mini-series.

    - More pets please. Church was very good but we could have had a lot more animal representation.

    - The animal masks/procession. I don't need any further explanation of what that was all about, but it would have been nice to find…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★½

    Cognitive Dissonance: The Movie

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    If we are to take some of the character's feelings as representing the filmmaker's view, there were some attitudes that came through this film that I couldn't go along with. Although as a satire it avoids overtly stating anything and so invokes the shield of plausible deniability.

    They are as follows:

    - Theatre is better and more worthy than film.
    I find the theatre to be a great workshop for actors but the results have never impressed me as much…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★

    Much like Blade Runner 2049 I didn't like the intellectual weight heaped upon this re-imagining of a genre favourite. Whilst both are tasteful and accomplished their own way, there is something distant and analytical about how the films are presented. It's as though the originals were put in a blender along with all the film/media studies essays that have been written about them in the intervening years.