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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    Watched 30 Apr, 2015 4

    There's an hour or so stretch of this that's actually pretty awful and the worst of anything in the MCU (and that includes the Thor movies). I was actually hating it full on for a while on a Transformers level. The rest is quite fun, managing to capture a bit of the magic of the first film without relying on novelty.

    Easily the most comic booky film I've ever seen, which comes off weird given that Whedon adopts a slightly…

  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice 2006

    Rewatched 19 Apr, 2015 8

    The story here is pretty standard and boring (even as it flirts with semi interesting existential conflicts) but as a purely formal exercise this film is pretty beautiful to watch. This is an auteur's take on a genre, and while there's not much narrative revisionism going on here Mann's style is extremely hypnotic. Something as banal as cars driving up to a club made me want to lean in closer to the television. As a Miami native I swear that…

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    2012 2009

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    So now this film's existence is awkward.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    Watched 19 Dec, 2013 28

    Fucking Benihana.

    Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:

    -Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.

    -This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.

    -"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"

    -"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."

    -Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.

    -It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…