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  • Upstream Color 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2014

    Similar to the style of Carruth's previous film Primer, Upstream Color is a science fiction film with fairly lofty themes acted minimally via a cast of few actors that unlike most sci-fi films of similar complexity refuses to explain itself through dialogue. Because of the nonverbal nature of these films and the use of metaphoric cinematography and heavy symbolism it is difficult to precisely capture the ideas being conveyed; however, this mystical style seems substantiated by a consistent plot and…

  • Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970

    ★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2014

    Colossus is an old sci-fi flick centered around an AI controlled dooms day device of sorts. While the film isn't necessarily bad, at several points the characters simply act unrealistically and without the seriousness that would be granted in the situations. The best aspect of the movie is perhaps the nostalgia derived from 60's-styled hardware and setting.

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2014

    Simply put this movie is a ride-- from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows with seamless transitions set to superb cinematography, acting, and musical scores. I think that the best movies are not just the carriers of the personalities and themes which they depict, but embodiments; and this is one of them.

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jan, 2014

    The film provides an interesting look at the nature and limits of personal relationships, particularly between artificial/computer persons and human beings. Although the theme is understandably not immune from being hokey, it does maintains balance and conveys well the confusion being experienced by the characters and is a rare example of a film that is equal part science fiction and romance. One of the strengths of the film is that it explores several scenarios in appropriate pacing without bogging the…