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  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    A biopic, but with the best bits left in.

    More thoughts soon.

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies 2000

    ★★★★★ Added

    It's like Tarkovsky, only in reverse.

    Tarr's work has the same sense of unearthly foreboding rooted in (something like) reality, the same profound capability for describing human emotion, and the same contempt for montage.

    Where they differ is their outlook. Where Tarkovsky offers hope, Tarr can find none. Of course, it's hard to dismiss this as some kind of miserabilist treatise when Lars Rudolph can still illustrate the magic of an eclipse using a bunch of drunks, or when there's…

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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.

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