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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2015

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    THE HATEFUL EIGHT is, at heart, about lying. It's a film full of untrustworthy people in a setting where the only way to survive is to lie. The eight main players who inhabit our film exist in a grid of most to least trustworthy, and most to least trusting. The plot moves more like a game of Clue or Mafia, where each player has to discern who is lying about what without playing their hand as to what they're lying about.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Dec, 2015

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's no real way to discuss THE FORCES AWAKENS without really seeing the billion dollar franchise and six movies and hype surrounding it. I've seen it touted as overhyped and dismissed by the cinéaste crowd because it's a big budget franchise film, and maybe shockingly somehow I'm less jaded than most people but I feel like THE FORCE AWAKENS might be the most STAR WARS film since the original trilogy, in a very literal sense, and this helps it immensely…

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  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    Snow White and the Huntsman 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jun, 2012 3

    As stunning-but-lifeless as the corpse of a pageant queen, SW&TH attempts to add some edge to a classic fairy tale. Unfortunately, everyone involved in the creation of the film seemed to mistake sex and violence for maturity, and even in doing so wholeheartedly failed at one half of that equation, creating a relatively sexless (but fun) fantasy romp.

    The idea of turning Snow White into a low fantasy seems to make sense, what with the world currently in the thrall…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars 1977

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2015 1

    the citizen kane of movies about wars amongst the stars.