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  • Love & Mercy

    Love & Mercy 2014

    Watched 07 Jun, 2015

    How does one rate a movie that's 50% lovely and heartbreaking and remarkable and 50% a made-for-TV-movie slog, beautifully intercut? It's not the script - although the second half certainly lacks script depth. It's not the director, I'm assuming, since only one is credited across the whole film. I'll lay the blame at Paul Giamatti's hamfisted feet - even though the facile "he's a monster" framing isn't entirely his fault. Or maybe it's John Cusack's fault - a pretty phoned-in…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 May, 2015

    Holy sh*t.

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  • Sebastian

    Sebastian 1968

    ★★★ Watched 06 Jun, 2012

    Ever say to yourself "I wish there were a mod romcom about mathematical analog code cracking with punchcards and LSD"?

  • Torque

    Torque 2004

    ★★½ Watched 12 Sep, 2014

    Oh, it's trying to both satirize action racing pictures and be an action racing picture. There's an over-the-top sense of humor there. There's also lots of explosions of expensive bikes, cars, props. But it ends up feeling like you've watched two hours of a Pepsi commercial dreamed up by Kid Rock.

    I loved DETENTION. I can see inklings of the brilliance of DETENTION in this. But this is certainly no DETENTION.