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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    It must be strange to be Jennifer Lawrence, rising to become an icon for a generation, willfully playing the game of celebrity while trying to maintain her integrity, knowing full well that she's being exploited, knowing full well that the public that loves her now could turn against her in a moment, knowing full well that the media exploiting her only gives her this glory so long as it serves their ends...

    ...because the role that's making her iconic is…

  • Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    Hmmm. BAYMAX = HEALTHCARE. Subract the "y" and the "x."

    Lo and behold!: Obamacare the Superhero — a new invention that asks us to look at healthcare from "a different angle" to discover the possibilities. It is designed to bring care to anyone. And when its inventor disappears from the spotlight, it will be up to others to help it fulfill its purpose. I love that this film is going to have kids everywhere asking "Are you satisfied with your…

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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2014 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • 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…