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  • Spectre

    Spectre 2015

    ★★ Watched 22 Nov, 2015

    People seem awfully put off by this retconning not only Bond’s backstory but also the plot of the previous three films, when the real issue is how exceedingly dull the film is. I have my issues with SKYFALL but at least it was goofy and pretty to look at. What we have here is a cinematic twin of 2008’s dreadful and fatally self-serious QUANTUM OF SOLACE, which makes sense as that film had to bend over backwards to depict S.P.E.C.T.R.E…

  • White God

    White God 2014

    ★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2015

    Had seen the trailer for this and I still didn’t anticipate it going full PLANET OF THE APES (2010’s edition). Works best in the film’s more naturalistic early scenes where we can simply observe the animals interacting with one another and wandering the streets of Budapest, a bubble which is punctured every time the film cuts away to its human protagonists (the relationship between “Hagen” and Lili is so symbiotic, their fortunes mirroring one another so closely, the film practically…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2014 17

    When I was a little kid, growing up solidly middle class, I had a lot of toys. But my parents, mindful of the expanding clutter that comes from the accumulation of “stuff,” presented me with an ultimatum: if I went long enough without playing with my toys then I’d have to get rid of them before I could get any new ones. They didn’t care what I did with them: throw them out, sell them at a yard sale, give…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014 2

    Oh good: I was worried this wouldn't have a scene where a large air ship crashes into a major, metropolitan city.