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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    Watched 15 Jul, 2016

    One of the most abysmal movies I've ever suffered through. Affleck as Batman is fine & Wonder Woman is promising and, er, that's it. Three hours of dark pondering and brooding is excessively boring. If both Superman and Batman are brooding & pondering, then there is no light/shade like the best team-ups between them in the comics always had. Eisenberg easily the most irritating villain I have ever seen on screen. The script seems like it was probably confusing to begin with…

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2016

    Neither the best nor the worst Star Trek movie, and entertaining up to a point, but quite insubstantial. All the best stuff involves Spock & Bones arguing (as you might expect), Uhura is rad, Scotty gets some good jokes, and Pine is just about settled in to his own version of Kirk, but there's just far too much punching. The best Star Trek movies leave big spaces open for conversations and character development and philosophical ideas to creep in around the…

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  • Tiny Furniture

    Tiny Furniture 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2012 7

    I think I'm supposed to hate movies like this, the drifty after college middle class angst movies, but I just don't. I've never seen Garden State, about which I am reasonably proud, but I do love The Graduate, I really liked Greenberg (the ultimate graduate), and I loved Tiny Furniture. I'm sure, if viewed from a certain angle, this could seem like an indie-gazing navel fest, but something in Lena Dunham's delivery of the scenario, her character, the mopey realism, really charmed me. I simply enjoyed this movie and I want to see her make more of them.

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible 2002

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2009 1

    This movie is deeply unpleasant and unsettling. It's actually a dreadful, awful experience being in its company throughout its running time. It is also one of the best films I have ever seen. Unlike Memento, to which it could clearly be compared in terms of structure, there is an actual point to the storytelling trickery, that of peeling back the layers from revenge to crime to peace. It's a fascinating way to get to know a set of characters, and…