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  • Pervert Park 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    not great filmmaking, but a necessary rebuke of the ruinous impulse to demonize people we can’t understand. the stats at the end about the recidivism rate for sex offenders are crushing.

  • The Wolfpack 2015

    ★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack is an uncommonly lucid example of a documentary that has incredible subjects but no idea what to do with them. Despite its maker’s inability to make the most of a remarkable opportunity, however, the film contains a number of moments so rich with meta-cinematic poetry that it remains a genuine must-see.


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  • 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…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2014 8

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is the film with which Wes Anderson finally answers his critics, and the message could not be clearer or more immaculately embossed in Futura on an insert shot of the most delicate stationary: “Go fuck yourselves.” Anderson has been contemporary American cinema’s most hostile aesthete for well over a decade, and ever since 2003’s The Life Aquatic made it obvious that the filmmaker has exactly zero interest in apologizing for his affectations, each of his subsequent…