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Atomic Blonde [2017]

Atomic Blonde belongs to a male-dominated genre and aesthetic, not only dominated, but almost explicitly anti-woman. Women exist in this genre space almost purely to get “Fridged“, rescued, or indifferently used by the hero in furtherance of his aims. The … Continue reading

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The Fate of the Furious [2017]

The response to the film by critics was by-and-large “it’s bonkers and doesn’t care”, which is critical short-hand for “I didn’t understand what this film was doing or how, but it seemed to appeal to the (stupid) masses”. Consider for … Continue reading

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Jason Bourne [2016]

This review is courtesy of Raymond Chandler: It’s the classic action-spy story, it has learned nothing, and forgotten nothing. It’s a story you’ll find taking up spaces in Multiplexes for two generations now, paying lip service to the value of individual … Continue reading

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True Romance [1993]

There are a certain cadre of film creatives whose work is always wonderful and astonishing, but is first and foremost an artistic expression of themselves. I don’t mean that the works reflect them as human beings, but that they are … Continue reading

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Salt [2010]

This is a genre film steeped in genre expectations and conventions, where every story beat feels prescribed, except that the whole thing is about a woman instead of a man. Of course, I knew going in that it’d been written … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation [2015]

I won’t be alone in writing that this is pretty well the benchmark film for a summer blockbuster that wants to make some money but doesn’t want particularly to upset the apple cart. It’s efficiently put together, and I think … Continue reading

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Dredd [2012]

If you only see one desperate room-by-room survival fight through a massive office building filled with enemies, go see The Raid. If you see two, consider Dredd. There’s no doubt in my mind that if The Raid didn’t exist, or … Continue reading

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