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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Just beat Gen A and that's one of the most beautifully designed boss fights I have ever encountered. Even when he was kicking my ass I was shouting "this is fucking amazing!" and so excited to go back and give him another try. Slash, parry, slash, parry, parry, slash, parry, mikiri counter, slash, parry, dead. Just a thing of beauty. I want to do it again, I'm not done fighting him.
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    I was jumping around the roofs of Ashina Castle, admiring the scale and verticality of it all...
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    This game is hard enough without me self-sabotaging. I was doing very well in the Lady Butterfly fight - managed to get her down to literally one last strike when she killed me. Not to worry, I thought, I still had my revive so it was a mere formality of getting back up and finishing her off. In my frenzy, I began impatiently tapping L1 instead of R1 and chose death over reviving myself. This was maybe my third attempt at the boss. I then spent about two hours trying to beat her, completely and utterly titled by my stupidity which made the fight even harder because I was barely concentrating anymore. R1. R1. Press R1 next time.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Can't tell if that thumbnail is real or a FIFA render.
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    Jordan Peele's 'Us'

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    Jordan Peele's 'Us'

    This is spot on in my opinion. I enjoyed the film, though it was a bit more don't-get-out-of-the-car-quick-turn-around conventional horror than I was hoping for (compared to Get Out), but it's the day after watching it at the cinema and it's still turning in my head, which by default puts it ahead of most modern horror.
  7. I liked it a lot. His absurd size made for some interesting and pleasing compositions and shots.
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    Tombstone - The Western Film Genre

    Anthony Mann's Man of the West. I don't know if it's underrated as such, but it certainly doesn't seem to get the same reverence as other westerns that it should. It is a tremendous film that isn't just one of the best examples of the genre but one of the finest films of the 1950s. MoC has a Blu-Ray that you can pick up for about a tenner. And McCabe & Mrs. Miller if you want an atypical western.
  9. Absolutely loved this. It'll take a hell of an argument to convince me this isn't the finest superhero film ever made.
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    Here's to Louis Theroux!

    An actual real life Dennis Reynolds.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Uh, I think most people agree he's phenomenal in the air.
  12. I also really liked the ending to The Favourite. You can you risk everything plotting, scheming and playing social chess but, in the end, you'll still find yourself on your knees, taking orders like a maid.
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    Films with one set.

    Not quite one location, but Oleanna takes place predominantly in an office with two characters talking to each other: https://letterboxd.com/film/oleanna/ And, in light of #metoo, probably more relevant now than it was in 1994. Edit: Actually, my memory is failing me. It might be set entirely in one room/office.
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    Bohemian Rhapsody - Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury

    This was the only one of the Best Picture nominees I hadn't seen so thought I'd give it a shot in spite of the fact that I'm not a huge Queen fan and even less of a fan of pedophile rapists. It still managed to be worse than I've heard. An atrocious film that fails in almost every aspect I can think of when it comes to what makes up a good movie. A music biopic about one of the industry's most charismatic frontmen (whatever your opinions are of the band's music, that much is undeniable) that, for the most part, could be about any band, ever. Disapproving parents, drug-fueled orgies, strained relationships because of the transient rock and roll lifestyle, formally dull montages of the band on tour (I can't believe this is nominated for Best Editing) and a mandatory band break-up. The best bit is the Live Aid concert at the end and even that's been overblown. Crap lip-syncing and effects that will age badly in a few years because it already looks ropey in 2019. Just go watch the actual performance by the actual band instead. Nothing of worth to see here. Rami Malek is the one bright spot. Ultimately, the film's problem is that it's boring. Really fucking boring.
  15. This is a compelling 90-minute argument for aliens to destroy the planet. Like Wayne's World with a bad ending, a relentless schadenfreude machine where you just have to laugh at the idiots organising this and the even bigger idiots who bought tickets, until the scale of exploitation of the locals (and the unpaid labour) is made clear and suddenly it stops being funny. Ja Rule seems like an aggressive, bullying dickhead.

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