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  • Pixels

    Pixels 2015

    Watched 29 Jul, 2015

    Game over, man. Game over.

    More thoughts soon.

  • Pasolini

    Pasolini 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Oct, 2014

    Let's all agree: Dafoe is great. His resemblance to the late lamented Pier Paolo makes this sound like stunt casting, but he embodies the indomitable spirit of an aging firebrand.

    As for Pasolini the film, it's a fitting tribute to one of cinema's great rebels. As with much of Pasolini's own work, it's confrontational and full-on, with little regard for consistency.

    Structurally, it's necessarily transgressive, leaping back and forth between retelling Pasolini's last day, flashing back to his past and…

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  • 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

  • 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…