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Ad Astra

Here are three statements which are going to seem contradictory. Ad Astra tries very hard to explore the horrors of toxic masculinity. It succeeds, but does so in a way that will actively annoy many audiences.. You should probably watch it anyway. In the near(ish) future, Major Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is working on the kilometers tall …

Ad Astra

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black

Men in Black, with a couple of decades distance, is possibly the oddest pre-millennial blockbuster ever made. It’s marketed as the story of a young hip NYPD officer discovering the true nature of the world and there’s certainly a lot of that. But there’s also a unique and memorably horrible villain, moments of genuine poignancy …

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 2

Men in Black is such a perfectly neat story that it was alway going to find an audience and that audience was going to want a sequel. A sequel that, by its very existence, would damage that self same perfect neatness. Late stage capitalism, it seems, is once again a hell of a drug. Robert …

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 2

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 3

(Turns chair around, sits down) So, you made a sequel, a decade later, to a sequel that was itself made five years after the original. The production was functionally cursed, the half of the movie set in 2012 was filmed before the half set in 1969 was written, you lost at least one cast member, …

Mib 123 (4): Men in Black 3

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