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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2014

    Flawless visuals. Exhilarating audio. Sound science. Monolithic robots. Schmaltz overload. I wonder how many times I will be able to re-watch this film. Like "Inception", the exposition necessary to move the story along without losing 99% of the audience starts to drag the film down once you already know all the things. I wouldn't say that a filmmakers job is to ensure re-watchability, Nolan has consistently made films that don't belong in my trash bin nor in the collection. I don't know what the means exactly, I enjoyed the Interstellar cinematic experience, in IMAX I should add, but I could easily never watch it again.

  • ABCs of Death 2 2014

    Watched 09 Nov, 2014

    It's remarkable how in vogue child death is with Drafthouse Films. Having some local knowledge of the childless yet forever child-like Tim League and his Alamo crew I can scarcely say I'm surprised. The members of this self-appointed final generation must have some sort of "children cause global warming / Austin elite pseudo-liberal neo-eugenicist" mind fuck that allows them to slaughter tots with glee. This is an ugly piece of garbage when viewed as a whole, the bits that are…

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  • Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.