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  • San Andreas

    San Andreas 2015

    ★½ Watched 27 May, 2015

    As disaster flicks go, there's nothing groundbreaking about San Andreas.

    It's predictable to a fault.

    I wish the ground would open up and swallow it.

    Hey, at least these jokes come without consequences! In the film, we watch scenes of destruction in which tens of thousands are killed just so The Rock can crack a line or a smile, or his cardboard cutout of a character can find redemption and make up with his estranged wife or daughter, who is…

  • National Gallery

    National Gallery 2014

    ★★★★½ Added

    This, Mr. Turner and Skyfall confirm the brusque master of light as the filmmaker's painter of choice.

    Like At Berkeley, but less unwieldy and less rhetorical. The magic of, and passion behind, artistic institutions comes to life in cherry-picked vignettes full of precision, intelligence and warmth.

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