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  • By the Sea

    By the Sea

    ★★★½

    Lana Del Rey's Honeymoon: The Movie

  • Miss Americana

    Miss Americana

    ★★★★

    Hopefully the first and only time I'll ever watch a film and see one of my own articles, via a headline I did not write, used as an example of cruel celebrity journalism. I've adapted my Twitter thread on the subject below:

    In July 2016, I wrote a piece for Noisey/VICE Australia about the Kim/Kanye/Taylor feud, in the wake of Kim leaking their "Famous" phone call on Snapchat. The popular opinion at the time was that Kim had "exposed" Taylor…

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  • Love

    Love

    ★★½

    more like Straight White Male Self-Pity 3D

  • Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    ★★★★½

    François Truffaut once said, “It is impossible to make a true anti-war film, because the act of looking at violence is inherently exciting”. Robert A. Heinlein wrote, “Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor”. Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers would have had them both rolling in their graves. Verhoeven’s 1997 adaptation throws good taste — and Heinlein’s original novel — out the window. The rare film that indulges the horrors of war and the…