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  • Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Sep, 2016

    “Hollywood has finally found someone to compete with Nazis for the title of ultimate movie villains: Oil executives. In Deepwater Horizon, the blue-collar crew of an off-shore rig battles malfunctioning equipment, unpredictable weather, blow outs, explosions, and fires. But all those dangers seem to pale in comparison to the threat posed by a bunch of starchy white men. In their uniform of button-down shirts and khaki pants, they’re the walking embodiment of unfeeling corporate greed.

    In the wake of the…

  • Demon

    Demon 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 18 Sep, 2016 2

    The lead actor here, Itay Tyran, is worthy of year-end awards. (Don't be surprised if he turns up on my best actor ballot on various critics polls.) And there is only one shot in this movie I dislike, a cutesy homage to a classic horror movie that diminishes the gravity of what's transpired. It turns a ghastly tragedy into just another horror movie. Without that shot, Demon stand entirely on its own as a howl of pain into the unfeeling void.

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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.