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  • The Comedy

    The Comedy 2012

    ★★ Rewatched 17 Aug, 2016

    Does not hold up on second viewing. The imagery comes across as lazy and the characters as meaningless. This whole movie would have worked better as a 15 minute long short film. The slow, opaque style Alverson masterfully employed in Entertainment only feels numb and ridiculous in this early effort.

  • Sausage Party

    Sausage Party 2016

    Watched 17 Aug, 2016

    Casual racism, sexism, homophobia, and terrible puns. What a treat? Does anyone really think it's progressive that the movie has casually gay characters when their love is used as nothing but a punchline?

    Also what type of message movie about religious tolerance includes more Mexican stereotypes than a speedy gonzalez cartoon?

    A massive disappointment after the masterpiece that was This Is The End.

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2015 3

    Probably the most restrained effort from Mr. Tarantino's entire career. Gone are all the pop Godardian tricks that first made him famous (besides the almost Brechtian decision to stage a road-show along with some pop music, a few gags centered around the intermission, and the almost-hokey clue-like genre of the murder mystery stuck inside one place); in its place is a more classical story that tries to fit more snugly among the ranks of the exploitation masters of the 70s…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ½ Watched 15 Apr, 2016

    Fascism! the musical. Starring Mr. Drone and Mr. Surveillance State vs. Mr. Globalized Corporate Interest. W/ special guest appearences by Gal Gadot as the Mrs. Military Entertainment Complex. Witness the horrors of 9/11 replayed as a BMW commercial! Marvel at the utter destruction of any debate around the ethics of ~great power~ + ~great responsibility~! Wonder at the soul-crushing, mind-numbing, jolly-rancher-sucking series of product placements that make up the bulk of the shoddy story! Horror at a possible low point in an already very low culture.