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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2016 2

    It’s been a while since the crew of the Starship Enterprise visited a strange new world in search of new life and civilizations. The Star Trek of television was full of strange new worlds; the Enterprise seemed to discover one every single week. The Trek movies, so focused on special effects, violence, and intricate revenge plots, have frequently strayed from Trek’s original mission. And while there’s plenty of action and excitement in Star Trek Beyond, there’s also a clear attempt…

  • My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

    My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jul, 2016 1

    Basically a DVD extra for ONLY GOD FORGIVES, but a pretty worthwhile one. I can't recall the last time I saw a director this honest about his insecurities (he worries his movie isn’t very good, and complains that he’s wasted years of his life on it) or his cynical calculations about audience tastes (“They want more of the same,” he moans when talking about the pressure to follow DRIVE with something equally commercial). Refn doesn’t come off that well --…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2014 22

    This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop.

    This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop. And every time he redoes something, he learns a little.

    This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop. And every time he redoes something, he learns a little. It's also the rare summer blockbuster that is very well-written; funny, smart, and it all…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Dec, 2014 16

    Every ticket to INHERENT VICE should come with the choice of a joint or a second ticket to INHERENT VICE. You will need one or the other.