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  • Hamster Hell 2

    ★★★

  • Hamster Hell

    ★★★

  • T is for Toilet

    ★★★

  • Postman Pat's Pet Sematary

    ★★★½

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  • Hamster Hell 2

    Hamster Hell 2

    ★★★

    Hamster Hell 2 (2020) is a dark satire of the way in which social media influencers often use animals as props in their videos. It's about a hamster who is purchased by a hipster who intends to create the next viral animal sensation. Sadly, the hamster is injured in one of the stunts meant to achieve this. Even this is taken advantage of, though, and the internet goes wild for '#squashedham'. Its satire is quite biting and its gore is,…

  • Hamster Hell

    Hamster Hell

    ★★★

    Hamster Hell (2012) is a short film, told in the form of a series of vignettes, about a pair of mistreated hamsters who belong to a young boy that can't properly look after them. The short depicts the arrival of a new hamster, who quickly falls victim to its accidentally poor treatment. Needless to say, tragedy ensues. Though the piece aims for comedy on occasion, it actually works better as a dark PSA about the perils of not properly looking…

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  • Heroes Reborn

    Heroes Reborn

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There goes my hero(es)...

    It comes together nicely in the end (even if the actual climax is disappointing), but it’s generally poorly paced and just a bit dull. There are some interesting ideas and enjoyable new powers (which tend to outshine the people they belong to), but the overall thing feels haphazard and, even, slightly repetitive. It also shortchanges pretty much every major character, especially those that return from Heroes (2006-2010) (which this pales in comparison to). 

    Was Matt Parkman your…

  • Un Chien Andalou

    Un Chien Andalou

    ★★★

    Un Chien Andalou (1929) is undeniably important. It's an ahead-of-its-time and daring surrealistic short film with plenty of shocking imagery (especially for the time), some still-impressive visual effects and a difficult-to-nail-down vibe that's at once beguiling and off-putting. However, the thing just isn't all that engaging. Perhaps it's meant to make sense in some way, perhaps it isn't; neither possibility is where its value lies. To me, it does tell a story, yet it does so in a purposefully ambiguous…