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  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    ★★★★

  • Transformers

    ★★★

  • Repo Men

    ★★★

  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    ½

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  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    ★★★★

    This film is racist, juvenile, narratively bankrupt and about an hour too long. It is an objectively TERRIBLE movie, and even as a Transformers superfan I was bouncing back and forth between boredom and sensory overload throughout.

    My review and rating is essentially of two scenes within the film, both of which deliver perfectly:

    1. An Optimus Prime/Megatron duel that is reminiscent of both the Sherman Dam fight in the very first story arc of the Generation 1 cartoon AND…

  • Transformers

    Transformers

    ★★★

    Take my ratings and reviews as from the perspective of a Transformers superfan: I grew up on the cartoons and toys, I watched and collected the Japanese Takara Transformers, I saw that CGI test that was included in a DVD box set of Season 1 of the original G1 series and had been desperate, all my life, for a live action Transformers movie.

    Michael Bay made my wish come true, kind of. It was never going to be the kind…

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  • Vivarium

    Vivarium

    ★★★★★

    Bloody. Hell.

    You know when a film comes out of nowhere and just blindsides you? That oh so rare movie that taps into your most strongly held beliefs, your utmost desires, or your deepest, darkest fears?

    In 2020, Vivarium is that film for me. It might also be for others, given what most of the free world is living through at the moment.

    It is an absurd, kafkaesque, surreal nightmare. It deals with the rigours of mundanity, the horror of…

  • Murder Death Koreatown

    Murder Death Koreatown

    ★★★★½

    MURDER DEATH KOREATOWN is almost a masterpiece of the genre.

    Almost.

    This tale of a man who first becomes intrigued, later infatuated, later obsessed with a murder that happened close to his apartment does what very few found footage movies manage to do. It feels REAL. Almost too real. For about forty five minutes, it felt like another The Blair Witch Project - a wholly original story told in a wholly original style, with very convincing 'actors' (still not certain…