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  • Supersonic - The Oasis Documentary

    Supersonic - The Oasis Documentary 2016

    ★★★ Watched 25 Oct, 2016 5

    It’s one of the most beautiful and terrible facts about this sick sad world: Talent doesn’t get to choose a person, and a person doesn’t get to choose a talent. It’s a total crapshoot, a lottery that we all have to live with. Few things on Earth are as rewarding, as destructive, or as infinitely varied as the friction generated between the purity of divine inspiration and the pollution of its human host. Sometimes those independent forces are in perfect…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange 2016

    ★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2016 3

    Giving a whole new meaning to the idea of Doctors Without Borders, “Doctor Strange” is a superhero movie that often feels as though it’s been shot through a kaleidoscope — it’s hollow, hypnotic, and every twist of the tube reflects a beautiful new dimension of infinite possibilities. Unapologetically folding the likes of “The Matrix” and “Inception” into the fabric of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Sinister” director Scott Derrickson reaches into the mirror dimension (whatever the hell that is) and retrieves…

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  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2015 20

    probably as close as I'll ever come to knowing what it feels like to find Jesus.


    UPDATE: i found jesus. Carol was better.

    (longer thoughts in the fall, no doubt)

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2016 105

    not a parody, just a cheap superhero movie that ceaselessly reminds you it knows how lazy & stupid it is.

    you can't afford to make a pure superhero subversion, because it has to cost $$$ in order to look the part. but Deadpool also had to be super inexpensive in order to finance a hard-R movie about a juvenile 4th-rate superhero with a tangential relationship to the X-Men... so it's like a 7-10 split and the film throws the ball straight…