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  • The Purge: Anarchy 2014

    ★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    This could have been a great art film if it had comprised of Frank Grillo's armed vigilante roaming the streets on Purge night witnessing travesty after travesty offscreen, with the violence only occasionally spilling into his perspective. By the end of the night, he simply gives up his vengeful intentions. Now that's a movie I would watch.

    Instead, we get PURGE: ANARCHY.

  • Transcendence 2014

    ★½ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    A real dog (no offense to real dogs). Maybe I could have gotten over the pompous profundity if this thing was well paced and actually crafted. Instead, it's a scrambled up, glossily shot social critique that's just as delusional as Depp's power-hungry sentient being.

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  • Spring Breakers 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Mar, 2013 1

    In this postmodern acid wash nightmare called 21st century America, some of us no longer have the ability to register rock bottom. We just spiral deeper into the neon abyss, documenting our own demise by way of pop culture and ego and delusion. Complex emotion is meaningless. The momentum of deceit is unstoppable. Those contemplating the limits of excess are either delusional or weak, unnecessary, disposable. As a result, the Culture teaches us to be cold, unfeeling, and obsessive to the pursuit of nothing else but those boobies y'all. We are what we lust after, and we are lusting after self-destruction. Mission Accomplished.

  • To the Wonder 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2013

    The toxicity of emotional stagnation is all encompassing. It seeps from the ground, drifts like dust in the air, lingers on the wind's breath, infecting us all no matter how hard we try to avoid it. "I'd hoped to never love again..." but is there another conceivable path? It starts from a place of instinctual bliss and slowly evolves toward an unthinkably silent, confused state of indecision and panic, or everyday life. Malick is once again measuring all things great…