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  • Fail Safe

    Fail Safe

    ★★★★★

    The most effective, the most insidious form of Cold War paranoia at its purest - right down to the end credits assuring American citizens that such a thing cannot happen in real life. But within what you see, it is entirely believable. Saying things like powerhouse performances just doesn't give it enough justice. Collectively, as a team/troupe, this goes all out.

    The only thing that almost shatters the illusion is the knowledge that no President is that level headed and…

  • Hypocrites

    Hypocrites

    ★★

    Christ what an odious film dripping with malignant piety.

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★

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

    If there were ever a further illustration of how to lose a philosophy for your film with a director who's big on visuals but a little bit sketchy on storyline, this is your prime suspect. I had dreaded this film since it was made public that they were setting up a sequel.

    Visually it looks quite easy on the eye but to my mind it looks a little too clean and orderly for a post-apocalyptic world, there's no real sense…

  • Metastasis

    Metastasis

    ★★★½

    It's basically a toilet changing colours set to a Toshi Ichiyanagi soundtrack that sounds like you're in the midst of a nuclear meltdown. Coupled with the visuals, it goes rather well I think. Having said that, this is the kind of film you would (or could) see getting spoofed on comedy shows that make fun of pretentious avant-garde/arthouse cinema types because it's THAT kind of film.