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  • The Stunt Man
  • The Third Generation
  • The Beast
  • Year of the Dragon

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  • Iron Man

  • A Zed & Two Noughts

    ★★★★★

  • Children Without Parents

  • Winter Kills

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  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    Marvel Cinematic Universe Journey Part 1

    Fitting that the opening shot of the MCU is of a fleet of humvees kicking up dust across the Afghanistan desert as they transport a weapons contractor. Early drafts of Iron Man carried an anti war message, which became diluted as further drafts were censored and altered by the DoD's Entertainment Liason Office. Thus would begin the legacy of the MCU as state department propaganda from its very onset.

    You'd never know the soldiers…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★

    Half of the so-called hard boiled approach plays out like a college humor spoof and the other half reminds you why the terrorists are right

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ½

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

    Adam McKay's ode to science concerns an apocalyptic meteor that will strike earth in 6 months unless something is done about it – the meteor being a ham-fisted stand in for climate change with some allegorical allusions to the Covid-19 pandemic as well. In the tradition of his previous attempts at political satire (The BIg Short(2015), Vice(2018), McKay volleys critique at the lowest common denominator while demonstrating how little understanding he has of the complex machine that has got him…

  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    The Scary of Sixty-First

    ★½

    Call me ableist, but this BPD simulator sucks ass