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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2016

    Everything it does well Star Trek (2009) did better. What a shame, because there's a good story in the bones of this.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club 1999

    ★★½ Rewatched 07 Aug, 2016

    The problem with Fight Club is it appears to give the opposite of the message that it actually gives. This isn't a problem of mistaken identity, like 2001. This is imposter syndrome, but diagnosed correctly.

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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige 2006

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Nov, 2012

    It was really weird to me when people would say they didn't understand Inception, but if they saw it again, they'd probably get it. It's not a hard movie to understand. The only truly confusing part is the first thirty minutes, but once Cobb explains everything to Ariadne, the audience proxy, it's not hard to follow at all. Every part of the movie's logic is explained at least three times, which becomes detrimental to rewatches.

    The Prestige is less easy…

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    The Devil and Daniel Johnston 2005

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Sep, 2012

    I've never listened to any of Daniel Johnston's music, but this documentary puts you in his head and doesn't let you escape even when the demons come. You see the people who inadvertently hurt him and the people he inadvertently hurt. You see a musician's descent into madness. It's heartbreaking at points. I don't think there's anything sadder than seeing a father crying because he doesn't feel like he can do anything to help his son. But it's heartwarming. It's the story of a deeply troubled musician, but it's a story of love too.