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F9, 2021 – ★★★

Summer family film about a family, set in an explosion-filled save the world trope-fest. Exactly what we expect from the franchise. Doesn’t quite up the game as a whole (only Fast Five managed that), but delivers enough to bring the box-office numbers to warrant more. source https://letterboxd.com/jun6lee/film/f9/

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Murder by Death, 1976 – ★★★½

While on my binge of old-school whodunits, this is a classic I’d seen and somewhat forgotten about. Enjoyed re-watching it a lot though. The mechanics of this clearly laid the foundation for Clue and subsequently the recent success Knives Out. I’m keen to see what re-invention, if any, goes into the upcoming sequel. Peter Falk […]

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A Shot in the Dark, 1964 – ★★★

This was a warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. Clouseau, finally the way I expected him to be. His blind spot is now sizably smaller to fit the ongoings. His sparring butler Cato making his first appearance was also a welcome addition to the madness. The murder itself was pretty ridiculous and the climax convenient, but […]

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The Pink Panther, 1963 – ★★½

A little more dated than I remember, watching this as a kid. The chaplin-esque slapstick in colour took a little adjusting to despite knowing to expect it. I’d also forgotten entirely that this was not the refined Clouseau I’d stored in my memory, but rather just a muppet with a blindspot the size of the […]

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Jolt, 2021 – ★★½

If Hanna, Atomic Blonde, Crank and Equilibrium had an orgy this would be the outcome. Since I enjoyed most of them, I enjoyed this just about enough too, although it lacks any element of surprise and has a ridiculous bad-guys-get-stupid in the third act, which practically undoes the whole need of the story to happen […]

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Midnight in the Switchgrass, 2021 – ★★

If Emile Hirsch’s resemblance to Jack Black wasn’t so distracting and if it were still the mid 90’s, this was not half bad, but sadly both those things are against its favour. I also have no idea why we kept seeing flashes of things that we’ve already seen throughout. At the risk of being a […]

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Black Widow, 2021 – ★★★½

This is such a Bollywood movie in all the right ways. Indie dysfunctional family drama with all the summer blockbuster seasoning to cover it up. I can see also the parallels people are making with the F&F franchise, which took four or five films to finally figure out that it’s the family aspect that people […]

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