Grant Hodges

Grant Hodges

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Wannabe screenwriter and film critic.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    I mean... this is the perfect movie. I actually feel it's almost pointless writing about it, simply cause it has been talked to death - from its absolutely masterful directing to the groundbreaking special effects and the perfectly complimentary soundtrack. So instead of talking about all that, I wanna talk about something no one else talks about (or possibly even cares about)... 2001: A Space Odyssey's view of humanity.

    2001, telling a very unconventional story and lacking a conventional protagonist,…

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  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★

    Revenge of the Sith is the best of the Star Wars prequels. But does that mean it's a good movie? Absolutely fucking not.

    The opening is actually fairly well-paced (probably because the movie is in a race towards the finish line) and the close is - admittedly - some of the best Star Wars content we've ever received (probably because it's when George Lucas remembered he actually had to tell a story with these movies), but everything in between is…

  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★

    It pains me to say it given my love of Bob Odenkirk but Nobody is a pretty nothing movie. That’s not to say it’s bad (though the fact the main plot-line is so disconnected from the initial set-up does get pretty close). But aside from the frenetic Edgar Wright-esque editing of the opening, there’s little I’m going to remember after finishing it. 

    The early action sequences are well done and the performances are fine but, even despite the truncated runtime,…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★★

    While I’m well aware that it’s an unpopular opinion, I genuinely believe that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the best thing the MCU has ever produced. Ironically, aside from the black sheep that is The Incredible Hulk, it’s also the furthest removed from the rest of the universe. Sure, there’s vague references to Thanos. But this movie isn’t focused on the search for an infinity stone or cross-promotion of a future film. It’s instead focused solely on character -…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    The best Avengers film by a wide margin, Infinity War takes an accidental flaw of preceding movies (the fact that the Avengers are reactive characters rather than proactive ones) and turns it into a strength. Centering the narrative around Thanos, effectively making him the protagonist by giving him a traditional hero’s journey, the film is allowed to touch on so many characters in the Marvel universe without ever feeling cluttered - as they're not the focus, Thanos is.

    Of course,…