Bliss (2021) – Uggh

Released: 5th February
Seen: 8th February

Have you ever noticed how there are some movies that think they’re saying something smart, but’re in fact the dumbest pieces of shit you’ve ever seen? You know the kind of movie where you can almost hear the film theory teachers bouncing with excitement because they’ll get to show it to a class of bored 20 year olds who don’t get what’s so special about the film (because there’s nothing special about it) but want to pass so they make something up? The cinematic equivalent of a guy who wears glasses because he thinks it makes him look smart? Well, whatever list of films you just thought of, you can throw Bliss onto the list because this film really wants you to think that it’s brilliant but that would imply that it’s even worthy of thought.

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Wonder

Released 30th November (Australia)

Seen 25th November (Preview Screening)

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Directed by Steven Chbosky
Written by Steven Chbosky, Steven Conrad, Jack Thorne
Produced by Lionsgate, Mandeville Films, Participant Media & Walden Media
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts

Every generation get’s a movie that could best be described as “Guy with facial deformity tries to assimilate into society”. Our grandparent’s got The Elephant Man, our parent’s got Mask… we get Wonder, because God has decided we are not worthy of the earlier two films.

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