Monthly Archives: April 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

7/10 Guardians of the Galaxy found the right tone the first time around and they’re sticking to it. And that is a very good decision, my lovelies, because cartoonish comedy is the only real way to sell a crazy space … Continue reading

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The Master (2012) Review

8.5/10 The Master follows a lost, deranged man named Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix). Psychologically damaged in the second world war, Quell returns to the US but finds it impossible to hold on to jobs. He has violent impulses and memory … Continue reading

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Notes on Blindness (2016) Review

8/10 The film begins with nothing but a tape recorder to look at and a series of disembodied voices. It struck me that being blind you must also be surrounded by seemingly disembodied voices. The scholar John Hull lost his … Continue reading

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Tim Birkhead – Bird Sense; What It’s Like to Be a Bird (2012) Review

When I studied biology in the 2000s as an undergraduate at Leiden University, the first course I ever had was about Behavioral Biology. In it, our professor urged us to think about animals as black boxes, with input of the … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Shell (2017) Review

7/10 There is a lot of material to choose from if you want to bring Ghost in the Shell to the big screen again. There’s the manga, two anime movies and a TV series, and I may have forgotten one … Continue reading

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Mark Lawrence – Prince of Fools (2014) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: The Red Queen’s War, 1 Pages: 355 My Rating: 7.5/10 Mark Lawrence is the current master of the first-person narrative in epic fantasy. His first series, The Broken Empire trilogy, made great use of this perspective … Continue reading

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Split (2016) Review

7.5/10 Wow. I did not expect this from a director whom I have been mocking since, well, the ending of The Village in 2004. This is a quality film. Very tense, very unpredictable. A very brave approach towards storytelling. Split … Continue reading

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