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  • Lights Out

    Lights Out 2016

    ★★★ Watched 20 Nov, 2016

    Basically, just an exercise in coming up with an interesting premise for a monster, then brainstorming as many cool things as possible to do with that monster and her "rules." I wish more attention had been paid to the pacing of the thing, though; I don't think characters should be slowly exploring their environment with 15 minutes left to go.

  • Into the Forest

    Into the Forest 2015

    ★★ Watched 18 Nov, 2016

    Probably overrating this a bit, as it seems deadly dull in memory. Material like this calls out for a Tarkovsky, a Tsai... Jesus, somebody with style, but instead we get Rozema's point-and-shoot aesthetic. The rape scene hits hard, but at the same time, all I could think about was the uproar over a shot of Ed Harris pulling Wood into a barn on Westworld.

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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012

    ★★ Watched 06 Jan, 2013 13

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hey girl. Sorry you're too young and too small to do anything about global warming, your poverty, your father's horrendous parenting style, your missing mom, your terrible schooling, your community's penchant for alcoholism and general unwindulaxing, and being inculcated with values that emphasize the masculine ("beast it") to the detriment of the feminine ("don't be a pussy"). Oh yeah, and your father dying.

    But hey! You stood up to some imaginary monster pigs, so good for you.

  • Me and Orson Welles

    Me and Orson Welles 2008

    Watched 01 Aug, 2014 4

    BOYHOOD took twelve years to make, but this took twelve years to watch.