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  • The Platform

    The Platform

    ★★

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

    I’m a sucker for these kind of high-concept dystopian scify-esque flicks, and I can sometimes tolerate a heavy-handed message (like it even on occasion). But when the logic of a movie — especially when talking about high-concept scify — must fall apart to enable driving the message home, there is just something inherently wrong with the movie’s structure.

    Basic questions that must pop up into anyone’s mind who watched this:
    - If the mother has never been killed on her…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★

    Summary watching.
    Too much, cramped in too little.
    Narration feature.

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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    ★★★★

    I am once again
    asking for potty humour
    to stay out of films.

    Aside from that gag though, this — I think — is a more accomplished visual comedy than Zucker’s often more applauded ‘Airplane!’. Unlike that movie (granted, it’s been a while since I’ve seen it), where I felt the standouts are mostly delivered in dialogue, ‘The Naked Gun’ is a tell, and show, one-two nearly all the time. Yes there are entirely verbal jokes too — “Wilma, I…

  • Twister

    Twister

    ★★★

    Tornadoes are so
    picky in what they can lift,
    and what they cannot.