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  • Twelve Monkeys

    Twelve Monkeys 1995

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    The 1995 Project continues with the release of Terminator Genysis -which is by most accounts a pretty bad movie- making me think of time travel in movies, and more specifically, of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys.

    The movie is based on Chris Marker’s short film La Jetée, and despite their superficial plot similarities, the movies have pretty different themes, which are approached in pretty different way. It’s not just that Marker is more interesting in telling his story almost purely through…

  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    So go ahead and dismiss Magic Mike XXL as a dumb fantasy, but do it at your own peril. This year has already proven to be a particularly good year for women on film. Indeed, the 2015 release Magic Mike XXL has the most in common is George Miller’s magnificent Mad Max Fury Road. Both are love letters to the value of women and womanhood in a world controlled by men, and they’re both armed with set-pieces that reflect the…

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2015

    Being the stubborn jerk that I am, I will probably lie on my deathbed trying to convince whatever nurse is trying to keep me alive that Jurassic Park is the best blockbuster movie ever made. Judging from anecdotally high number of people I noticed are excited for Jurassic World based on their love for the 1993 original, I don’t know if I’ll have to do much convincing. Indeed, not only is Jurassic Park a perfect movie of its kind, but…

  • World of Tomorrow

    World of Tomorrow 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2015

    There is so much to unpack here. The only thing I know so far is that I loved watching it, and that I will watch it again at least a couple of times.