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  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2015

    "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."

    That's from the Bible. It's also a thought that has been regularly popping into my head with every new Marvel film I've put on my 3D glasses for. The truth is, Ant-Man is very watchable. So were the sequels to Captain America, Iron…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2015

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


    There is sooooo much here that is sooooo good. Oscar Isaac is flat-out incredible. The calm, isolated ambiance from scene to scene is endlessly watchable. The philosophical implications (while not particularly new or insightful) are way fascinating in a relevant, almost-a-prequel-to-Her kind of way... until the third act of the film which, I'm sorry, is so appallingly male gazing/voyeuristic nonsense that it just sort of muddies all the nice thoughts that the film had been working towards up until…

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive 2001

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2014 12

    You know, this actually made sense to me. I was bracing for a fevered surrealist nightmare, but this felt much more like a coherent narrative than anything else.

    I found myself eerily reminded of Bergman's Persona more than once - was that just me? Not only a sense that the two lead women might just be the same person, but a similarly energetic claustrophobia that pulsates in the silences between them. There's sexual energy, but there's also sincere compassion and…

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jul, 2014 3

    The subject matter here is frightening in weight alone, and it is the fact that Klara herself couldn't possibly know what her own foolish little comment meant that is particularly horrifying. A monster is created, and an innocent man becomes victimized to a von Trier-esque extent. But we can't see the monster. It stays in the shadows and manifests itself in the forms of paranoia, emotional manipulation and even violence. The monster's nature is untruth, and its weapon are the…