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  • Jackie

    Jackie 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Dec, 2016

    Portman: "Camelot!"
    Crudup: "It's only a model."
    Larrain "Ssh!"

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    Expected a Western-horror hybrid, got a character study. That's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when you've got such a sturdy cast on board.

    A bit slow to take off, but it reminds us that Russell, Wilson and Fox need to be in more films, that Lili Simmons IS going to be in more films, and that a little character development can work wonders.

    Caused me to have the most visceral reaction to a scene in a horror film in a while, so that's an immediate recommendation.

    For your consideration: Richard Jenkins.

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    Watched 13 Jun, 2015

    Say what one might about the characters in the original Jurassic Park, but one thing they weren't was stupid. Jurassic World, on the other hand...

    It doesn't so much milk the nostalgic teat as kill the nostalgic cow, peel off the nostalgic cow hide and parade around in it, bellowing "Look how much I look like the original film, but with a difference!" and then winks.

    Its CGI is retrograde, as are its gender politics. One reason you shouldn't mistake…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Man's reach exceeds his grasp. So does Nolan's.

    Full review: www.scannain.com/movie/interstellar