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  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 21 May, 2016

    This was a fun time and all but where were the Rogen laughs??

  • Hello, My Name Is Doris

    Hello, My Name Is Doris 2015

    ★★★ Watched 07 May, 2016

    Feels a bit slight in how they skirt around Doris' mental state later on, but it's otherwise content with being cute and tidy. The shades of The State-y humor that Showalter brings to the table are what really elevate this beyond pretty familiar dramedy fare.

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  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★½ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    So white washed and sterile that it makes the "culture clash" of San Francisco and Tokyo completely superficial. Its vapid tackling of familial loss is made all the more frustrating due to its blank cast of rote characters. Then a big superhero battle, ripped straight out of Marvel's already dull recent output, happens. Don't bother.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 May, 2015

    For decades, George Miller has been throwing ideas at a wall in order to form his own idealized post-apocalypse over the course of four films. As each new film has attempted to take the series in different directions, these vivid ideas have run the gamut of visual motifs and societal ideologies to varying degrees of success. But none have come as close to the fully realized world within Fury Road.

    Not only is there attention given to fleshing out a…