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  • Sully

    Sully 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Sep, 2016

    While maybe not intended, I like the use of flashbacks as a means to convey Sullenberger's unsteady grip on his PTSD; frequently pulling the viewer away from the questioning and phone calls of the present in order to relive the same, yet slightly altered, memory of the Hudson landing again and again. I second guess the intention because the shifting perspectives in said flashbacks make it more clear that it wants to be a level-headed celebration of human ability overcoming the odds. But the jarring effect of those flashbacks makes sure that Sully's anxiety is felt and very real.

  • Indignation

    Indignation 2016

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Sep, 2016

    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."

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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…