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Rambo: Last Blood
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**_Guns, carnage, explosions, and xenophobia - everything you could want from a Rambo movie; hugely entertaining_** >**Col. Sam Trautman**: _Think about what you're doing. The building's perimeter is covered. No exit. There are nearly 200 men out there and a lot of M-16s. You did everything to make this private war happen. You've done enough damage. This mission is over, Rambo. Do you understand me? This mission is over. Look at them out there. Look at them. If you won't end this now, they wi

The Invisible Man
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**_Starts brilliantly but ultimately undermines itself with plot contrivances and genre foolishness_** >_I went over the heads of the things a man reckons desirable. No doubt invisibility made it possible to get them, but it made it impossible to enjoy them when they are got._ - H.G. Wells; _The Invisible Man_ (1897) H.G. Wells's original _The Invisible Man_ (1897) suggests that rather than something as powerful as invisibility being used for the betterment of mankind, it would instead

Parasite
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**_An uncategorisable masterpiece_** >_We fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots. Your fat king and your lean beggar is but variable service – two dishes, but to one table._ - William Shakespeare; _The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke_, 4.iii.23-24 (1599-1601) What is one to make of the utterly uncategorisable and impossible-to-define _Gisaengchung_ [_Parasite_]? Only the third film to win both the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Pict

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
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**_The franchise keeps getting better_** >_Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum._ - Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus; _De re militari_ (4th or 5th century AD) >_It wasn't just a puppy._ - John Wick (21st century AD) Directed by stuntmen turned directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, and written by Derek Kolstad, the original _John Wick_ (2014) was something of a sleeper hit, earning almost $90 million against a $20 million budget. The 2017 sequel, however, was a bona fi

Tenet
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**_An aesthetic showcase that's completely uninterested in human beings (and for the love of God, what does Christopher Nolan have against decent sound mixing?)_** > S A T O R > > A R E P O > > T E N E T > > O P E R A > > R O T A S - Sator square (date unknown) >_The laws of science do not distinguish between the past and the future. More precisely, the laws of science are unchanged under the combination of operations (or symmetries) known as C, P, and T (C means changing p

Saint Maud
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**_Emotionally ambiguous, thematically complex, aesthetically daring – an exceptionally accomplished directorial debut_** >_Qui est en droit de vous rendre absurde est en droit de vous rendre injuste._ [_Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices._] - Voltaire; _Questions sur les miracles_ (1765) > _We all have a tendency to think that the world must conform to our prejudices. The opposite view involves some effort of thought, an