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  • American Honey

    American Honey 2016

    ★★★★½ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 24 Jun, 2016 4

    we've got a live one!

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows 2016

    ★★★★ davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 23 Jun, 2016 7

    As Jean-Luc Godard famously never said: “All you need for a movie is a girl and a great white shark.” “The Shallows” presupposes is that adding a cute seagull, a rotting whale, and a few GoPro cameras to the mix probably doesn’t hurt. Unequivocally the best shark movie since “Jaws” (yes, even better than “Open Water” and “Deep Blue Sea”), this back-to-basics thriller either eliminates or reclaims all of the excess and gimmickry that have watered down the genre since…

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    ★½ Tasha Robinson Watched by Tasha Robinson 26 Jun, 2016 8

    Is this three-fourths of a movie? There are some transitions in this thing that are just incomprehensible in terms of moving characters from one place to the next instantaneously, and there are several points where characters seem to be referencing past events that never happened onscreen. New characters abruptly appear out of nowhere and are treated as though they have backstories and are relevant and interesting. Magical technology works until it abruptly doesn't, at convenient moments and for no clear…

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★★ Wes Ball Rewatched by Wes Ball 26 Jun, 2016 17

    I am all alone in this world, and my biggest fear is staying that way. If you saw me in person you would understand. I'm not the best sight for the eyes, and I'm grossly overweight. I have no faith in getting another chance with any girl again. I have an alarmingly unhealthy attachment to my ex; even though I know for a fact she'll never want to get back with me and if we were to get back together…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★ Ava Davis Watched by Ava Davis 27 Jun, 2016 7

    1. i literally took out my phone in the middle of this just to search "does california have romeo and juliet laws?"
    2. my dad saw independence day 2 while i saw this. his verdict on independence day? "it was terrible! the worst movie i have ever seen!"
    3. this is good!
    4. i was completely alone in the theatre for this and i didn't buy a ticket for this movie which means that The Neon Demon made $0 during…

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan 2016

    ★½ Matt Singer Watched by Matt Singer 22 Jun, 2016

    In the film’s final setpiece, all of the Congo’s wild beasts rampage through a Belgian settlement while Tarzan makes a final push to save Jane from Rom. Something in this image of a foreign power invading this unspoiled land, stripping it of its natural resources, and leaving it a smoldering ruin, feels like a metaphor for the way Hollywood strip-mines famous brands for content. Even though The Legend of Tarzan doesn’t directly continue any specific movie, it’s structured just like…

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    ★★½ matthew the vituperative vulgarian Watched by matthew the vituperative vulgarian 26 Jun, 2016 8

    A queer reading of readings about queers

    Near the end of the film, Brent Spiner's Okun and John Storey's Isaacs share a tender moment. Isaacs has caught some crossfire and is bleeding out onto the austere white LED floor (as they always are in these films). Okun cradles him, assuring him that everything will be alright, that a medical team will arrive and save his life. But Isaacs knows this is it. He tells Okun that he has something to…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★½ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 23 Jun, 2016 84

    What an odd beast of a film "The Revenant" is.

    A film that glorifies its own existence with its depiction of the most brutal Man Vs. Nature story ever to be shown on screen in the hopes of getting across some form of meaning, to ultimately have most of it go over the heads of many, or many seeing it, but not feeling it's enough to justify the over long run time and massive amounts of violence.

    When it comes…

  • O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America 2016

    ★★★★ Sean Gilman Watched by Sean Gilman 27 Jun, 2016 8

    Can't believe you all gave five stars to a documentary that crops and zooms archival 1.33 footage to fit a 16x9 TV screen.

  • FAMOUS

    FAMOUS 2016

    ★★★★½ Eli Hayes Watched by Eli Hayes 26 Jun, 2016 15

    Upon finishing this short film, I immediately thought that I hated it: I thought it was an ultra-shallow and surface level social commentary, a missed opportunity that neglected its full potential. How foolish. Sometimes you need to take a step back from your impulsive, visceral responses to art and attempt to understand that maybe if something appears surface level and shallow, that's exactly what it's not only trying to be, but what it's commenting on. What better way to critique…

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    ★½ Matt Singer Watched by Matt Singer 24 Jun, 2016 3

    Like so many Hollywood blockbusters these days, Independence Day: Resurgence ends with a beginning. Before the dust has even settled on the final conflict, the next conflict is already set in motion. Rather than tying a bow around the previous two hours of planet-leveling carnage, Resurgence’s last scene begins teasing another sequel.

    Then it cuts to black and the credits begin to roll. When they did last night at Brooklyn’s United Artists Court Street 12, one of the other attendees…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★★ Wes Ball Watched by Wes Ball 23 Jun, 2016 3

    Taking his trademark visual styles to a literal level, Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon takes the best elements of Drive and Only God Forgives and throws them onto the screen like glitter on a model's face. Refn really goes for style over substance, preferring to let the gorgeous visuals tell his story rather than drawn out dialogue. Naturally, neon is the main visual style, as is with the last few films from Refn, but here, he shows it as…

  • Force: Five

    Force: Five 1981

    ★★★½ Todd Gaines Watched by Todd Gaines 26 Jun, 2016 31

    Badass Karate Champion, Joe Lewis, stars in the story of a force of five badass fighters, up against a Kung fu cult master and his goonish goons.

    Joe Lewis ain't no joke. He's a punching and kicking machine. He's straight to the point. He doesn't dance around. He just beats your ass. I call his fighting style: Badass motherfucker fuckin' you up. Not only do we have Joe, but we also have Sonny Barnes bear hugging motherfuckers. Benny Urqidez going…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Sigfred Storstrand Watched by Sigfred Storstrand 28 Jun, 2016

    I dont even know anymore man. You just cant put down words that explain this experience. Its so incredibly unique, beautiful, horrifying, confusing and most of all, human. One of those movies that make you question your own existence, and the weight of the world. Incredibly depressing really, but worth it in so many ways.

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence 2016

    davidehrlich Watched by davidehrlich 24 Jun, 2016 2

    On July 2nd, they arrive. On July 3rd, they strike. On July 4th, we fight back. On June 24th, 2016, we…wish they had won.

    In the summer of 1996, Roland Emmerich’s “Independence Day” reinvented the alien invasion genre for the blockbuster era, using newfangled digital technology to make a B-movie big enough to bring the whole world together. Its reputation may be overinflated by millennials who subsist on a steady diet of their own petrified kitsch, but Emmerich’s war of…

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★★ Arielrocks5 Watched by Arielrocks5 22 Jun, 2016 53

    It really is hard to believe I've been on this site for over a year now.

    It's even harder to believe of how much of an audience I've seen to gain of such kind, funny, smart, and lovely people. I really couldn't ask for a better bunch of people reading my reviews and the fact that some of you have been around since I was at under 50 Followers makes me all the more amazed by how far we've really…

  • Mommy

    Mommy 2014

    ★★★★★ Eli Hayes Rewatched by Eli Hayes 24 Jun, 2016 9

    "Born to Die," like...
    born to Die,
    like Die, the character.
    he was born to her;
    he is her son. 
    get it? get it!?

    (this is me deflecting my pain)

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★★ Gary Busey Added by Gary Busey 6

    Beauty isn't everything. It's the only thing.

    Despite the grueling depravity, perversion and sheer filth in Nicholas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon, I haven't had a better time at the cinema in recent memory. Envy, vanity, narcissism, superficiality- all infections plaguing Refn's corroded vision of LA, a corrupting sickness of a city that drives Jesse's perilous journey. Elle Fanning's powerhouse performance influences the narrative, while Refn's delightfully ego-stroking direction provides the demented emotional core throughout. The images he conjures are…