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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl 2015

    ★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2016

    Tom Hooper Presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

  • Star Blazers 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark

    Star Blazers 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2016

    If there was one nagging feeling I had while watching this, it's that you really feel the constraints Yutaka Izubuchi had to work around in trying to fit a self-contained, feature length adventure within the last few episodes of the series. With the knowledge of how those last few episodes transpire, there was a real lack of drive in the first thirty minutes. You see the crew working themselves back into a relaxed mode with them nearing the finish line,…

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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…