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  • Cosmopolis 2012

    ★★½ Rewatched 29 Aug, 2014

    OK then....

    It's amazing what a fresh take on material can do. Once upon a time, I hated Cosmopolis. Despised it. Loathed, even. It was dull beyond comprehension. It took too long to deliver a simple message. It was profoundly and grotesquely alien to all I considered cinematic and enjoyable.

    What changed? Well, being more awake for one. It still takes too long to say something simple, but when the regurgitated remains of economic textbooks and Roget's finest are being…

  • Lucy 2014

    ★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    To all those people who tell me I overlooked the fun to be had with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: put LUCY in your pipe and fuck off.

    LUCY isn't necessarily a good film on its own terms, but at least it has the brass cajones to go full-out whacko on the visuals when its plot stops making sense (which happens relatively early). Indeed, the first act masquerades under an illusion of intellect, but as soon as the 100% brain function…

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