Dune ★★★★★

There is perhaps something about the way we consume media now that makes art feel a lot more disposable; films released straight-to-streaming that are forgotten about by the time the next one is released, never properly appreciated in their time and never likely to be. Dune very much feels like an antidote to this, a production of such stature as to leave an impression on the zeitgeist. Its interrogation of ideas surrounding manifest destiny helps deconstruct past mythologies whilst forging new ones, leading to a film that seems perpetually relevant to both past and future. It is an often extraordinary feat of storytelling that makes as much as can be made from the medium.

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