RSS feed for Neven

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    I don't think I understand or appreciate Bong Joon-ho's directorial style at all.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    It's rare to be able to say, "ah, I see what happened here: your script needed one more pass." The dialog here is just too functional, with little finesse or cleverness to it. And there's no escaping the fact that very little happens here to bridge between the previous installment and the original plot this new series is working toward.

Popular reviews

More
  • 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,…