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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Blade Runner
  • A Few Good Men
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Spider-Man

    ★★★★½

  • House of Gucci

    ★★★

  • King Richard

    ★★★½

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★½

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    Watched this in the theatre as part of a double feature with the new sequel.

    My profile lists this as one of my 4 favorite films. I consider it without contender to be the best science fiction film ever, and a strong contender for the greatest film I've ever seen.

    I'd like to ramble a little bit about it.

    We're talking of course about the Final Cut. The theatrical cut of the film is a monstrosity we will never speak…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    I find it impossible to review this movie without talking at length about the 20 years of superhero movies that brought us here. Apologies in advance.

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    We are currently in a wave of superhero films. In the last 20 years, Marvel and DC have seen at least 66 films based on their properties. Depending how you count, this wave began either in 1998 with Blade. Or in 2000 with X-Men. Blade proved a Marvel property could find success on…

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  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★

    That was better than I remembered. Is it entirely satisfying? No. Are there still too many extended action sequences? Maybe. The longest one was the big robot battle, but I kind of liked it. It was my jam.

    I was less interested in the Agent Smith stuff that formed the climax, but generally content with how the whole Neo/robots thing played out.

    On the whole, I enjoyed this. Didn't answer all my questions, but it didn't need to. Could have been a little more satisfying though.

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★½

    Third viewing. Watched it in cinemas (may have dozed off during the boring bits), then made an effort to watch through the trilogy about 4 years back, but I didn't get to the third one. And this one isn't really complete enough to evaluate without the third one. Which I saw exactly once in cinemas and remember nothing about.

    The weird stuff mostly holds together, though needs a strong finish to work. The Oracle is a computer program. That may…

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    To give this film 5 stars is more tautological than meaningful. I consider it the best action film simply because I judge all other action films in relation to this. This is, in a true sense, the canonical action film. Sometimes people put things in a film canon if they are great films or must-watch films. But the word should really be reserved for those films against which others are measured. This is my vote for the canonical action film.…

  • Travelling Salesman

    Travelling Salesman

    ★★★★½

    A travelling salesman has a list of cities to visit and then wants to return home. Is it possible for him to find the shortest route that lets him do this?


    I don't know if people still use that "meets" thing, but describing this films as Primer meets 12 Angry Men seems quite apt.

    The latter because the entire movie is basically 5 people sitting around a table getting angry with each other. The main difference between the two is…