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Venom (2018) Review

It is rather strange to give classic comic book villains – Venom, The Joker – their own movies. Villains exist in opposition to the heroes; it would be like filming The Dark Knight without the Joker. If you, instead, make … Continue reading

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Dunkirk (2017) Review

What Nolan aims to do with Dunkirk, if I interpret it correctly, is to make us feel what it was like to actually have been there, as an anonymous soldier, one of countless thousands. And as is clear near the … Continue reading

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The Revenant (2015), presenting nature as a symbol of the human mind.

9/10 Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) gets grievously wounded while the hunting party needs his skills to plot the way home. He gets left behind to die, but Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) who is supposed to give him a burial, commits grave acts, … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), a triumph of visual storytelling.

9/10 Mad Max: Fury Road is a triumph of visual, symbolic storytelling. There is an absolute minimum of spoken language in this movie, and George Miller uses almost exclusively visual language to explain things. In the first half hour of … Continue reading

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Locke (2013)

7.5/10 Ivan Locke is going on a nightly journey because he has behaved not at all like himself. But he is a good man and is going to take responsibility for his fuck-ups. The movie starts with Ivan Locke (Tom … Continue reading

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