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  • The World's End 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Aug, 2013 1

    I'm not the first person to say it, but it's true — this film, like the two before it, is designed to be seen a second time, when viewers will realize just how every fleeting moment either foretells upcoming events, sets up elaborate jokes, or reveals a punchline for a joke yet to be told. It's the fastest-moving, most confidently scripted and edited film I've seen this year. And the action scenes are dizzyingly joyous. When was the last time…

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2014 1

    I can't remember the last time I saw a satisfying action movie.*

    I went to a late show after a terrible day, and I was in an awful mood. I didn't expect to like this film, but I just wanted something to take my mind off of troubles. The process of thinking through a movie's strengths and weaknesses is often enough to grant me a couple of hours of relief, if I feel like I'm stuck in a bad movie…