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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ‘Let Star Wars die, kill it if you have to’

    The 2010s will be remembered as the decade the big-budget blockbuster irreparably changed. More so than ever the latest blockbusters are created not in the minds of the director or even the empty sacks greedy executives can’t wait to fill with the dollar bills received from box office earnings, but the bedrooms of often-privileged fans with a voice loud enough to come out on top in the social media hell-scape…

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse


    Sometimes a movie just hits you at the right moment. Sometimes, a film comes out at the time when its themes are most relevant to you, or you discover it at a time when you need it most.

    While I've seen plenty of superb films in the last 18 months, two films in particular have evoked this feeling in me and helped me to view things in a different way, featuring huge parallels to my own personal life which allows…

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  • Son of Godzilla

    Son of Godzilla


    Godzilla’s resigned look when he looks down and wonders what the hell he did to be saddled with this dumbass of a son

    It’s nowhere near a standard Godzilla and I completely see the complaints about how this led to the decline of the franchise and made it ‘too silly’, but I was more entertained by Godzilla’s crisis parenting than I expected to be. Not saying it’s all that good, still, but it’s something, and better than some others I’ve seen.

  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

    Ebirah, Horror of the Deep


    Considering how much hate this movie typically gets, I rather enjoyed it! Flawed, sure, but fun!

    The main reason for that may contribute to how I’m watching all these kaiju films in a relatively short amount of time. This is my third film today alone, and I’ve been watching a fair few recently on my ongoing kaiju marathon that, following Showa Godzilla, will move onto Gamera. This film mixes up the formula with an Indiana Jones-style adventure across the ocean…

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