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August 2017

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    2017 film

    Watched 21 August 2017

    Astounding VFX on Kurt Russell’s character, but an otherwise bland sequel that does little to take the characters further.

  2. Timecrimes

    2007 film

    Watched 10 August 2017

    This one is going in my “Faves Under 90 Minutes” bin. Even though the script isn’t perfect (well, it is about time travel), it nonetheless manages to feel very original, with some iconic moments that I won’t forget anytime soon.

  3. Okja

    2017 film

    Watched 6 August 2017

    Bong Joon-ho cementing himself as one of my favourite living directors.

    Even though this film shows its influences very clearly (Spielberg, Zemeckis, Miyazaki), Bong imbues it with his own brand of weird to deliver an exceptionally surprising and endearing film, with brilliantly fleshed-out characters. Okja hits all the notes it reaches for, and then some.