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  • Ravenous 1999

    ★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2015 1

    It's a flawed film, but very interesting. The tone shifts unpredictably, which makes it arresting. The pacing, however, drags in a way that saps the movie of the appeal of its premise.

  • Predestination 2014

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2015

    Sarah Snook is great here, and some of the design is rad. Ultimately, though, too much is sacrificed for the sake of a clever plot and mind-blowing twists. Whether you see them coming or not—and I certainly did—they compromise a story that could've been a bit more solid otherwise.

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  • Starship Troopers 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Aug, 2013

    It's as good an action/sci-fi movie as has ever been made, and on top of it, it's a subversive, complex, yet highly entertaining examination of the cost of social order. It has held up beautifully over the past 15 years, and in retrospect, it's one of the best movies of the 1990s.

  • The Master 2012

    ★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2012

    It's perfectly fine for a movie to have an elusive core, to not be about anything in particular. But when that is the case, it should at least populate the screen with enough varied ideas to invite engagement. The Master is a claustrophobic, one-track tale(?) and so the overwhelming emotions it invokes are befuddlement and, often, boredom.

    The titular Master is very mildly based on Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard, and references that spell this out do the movie no favors,…