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  • Chi-Raq

    Chi-Raq 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2015 6

    clear-eyed, playful & pissed as hell. long, but a long time coming, Spike Lee is always at his best when it's an emergency, and this is a *god damn* emergency.

    it's also bigger than guns, leveraging that verrrry real threat into a broader look at the institutional rot that results from chronic maleness. the wild all-over-the-place jazz is to be expected, but Spike can't make this sort of thing without it.

    also, Nick Cannon... has talent? this is a lot to take.

    it won't matter down the line, but it's thrilling how current CHI-RAQ is. see this movie before you forget who the fuck Ben Carson is.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    Watched 23 Nov, 2015 11


    (sorry, this is super annoying. only like one more of these things to go before this infernal year is over)

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 11 May, 2015 22

    The fourth installment of George Miller’s rambunctious postapocalyptic saga arrives in theaters like a tornado tearing through a tea party. In an age of weightless spectacles that studios whittle down from visions to products, here’s a movie that feels like it was made by kidnapping $150 million of Warner Bros.’ money, absconding with it to the Namibian desert, and sending footage back to Hollywood like the amputated body parts of a ransomed hostage.


  • Godzilla

    Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★½ Added 18

    GODZILLA is the TRUTH.

    one of the most satisfying, well-paced & beautifully directed blockbusters since Jurassic Park. a genuine spectacle of humility. Many complaining that the film abandons interest in its characters, but the perils of human egocentrism in the face of global crisis = the entire point. genuinely registers as the first post-human blockbuster. i almost feel like people have been conditioned to the explosive banality of contemporary tentpoles... but if any $200 million monster movie is going to feel…