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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jul, 2014

    The most interesting superheroes are rough around the edges. They have the potential to be monsters, imperfect beasts constantly warring with their own impulses and urges. In essence, they aren’t that special or honorable until the situation demands it.

    Many of the recent comic-book adaptations that have infected America’s silver screens aren’t interested in such complicated protagonists. Pandering silliness nearly always wins the day. When things do get dark (like Christopher Nolan’s seriously serious Batman trilogy), the dramatic volume gets…

  • A History of Violence 2005

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Jul, 2014

    Kill shots.

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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…