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  • The Congress

    The Congress 2013

    ★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2015

    This film is like René Laloux meets Ralph Bakshi by way of Lewis Carroll (with a dash of Hieronymus Bosch and just a hint of Terry Gilliam), but nowhere near as interesting or exciting as that sounds. Director Ari Folman packs the film with plenty of lofty ideas, but he never quite explores them in any sort of sufficient or substantive fashion. Furthermore, at 122 minutes, the film is a bit of a slog, and it bogs down quite a…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's like every MRA's worst nightmares manifested as a tawdry, sensationalistic, yet extremely dull movie. It's Basic Instinct for the 21st century. Also, there is absolutely no reason this movie needed to be 2 1/2 hours long.

    I feel like the film's biggest sin is that it's just unrelentingly dull (so very dull), but one of the biggest reasons the whole thing did not work for me, and why I don't think it works at all (as satire or otherwise),…

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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★½ Watched 06 Jun, 2015

    Not bad (and definitely better than the last installment), but this is still a whole lot of sound and fury signifying absolutely nothing. These flicks are just a pale shadow of the Lord of the Rings films.

  • Horns

    Horns 2013

    ★★½ Watched 28 May, 2015 2

    This is easily one of the more frustrating films I've seen recently, because it drops the ball hard in the third act, but everything leading up to that is pretty damn good. Shame it couldn't stick the landing.