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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★

    What's a nice way to say I enjoyed a film, but overall will forget it almost immediately?

    Maybe I just did. I'm not sure. Let's sum up 'La La Land':

    Traffic jam dance for no reason. Emma Stone driving a Prius. Ryan Gosling driving a piece of shit and acting like an asshole. Coffee Spills. Bad auditions (I'm so sorry that I've been on the other side of that table dicking with my phone. Seriously.). Shitty christmas music. A weird…

  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation

    ★★★

    Goddammit.

    Every few years a movie like this hits the festival circuit and the buzz is hard to escape. I missed it at Sundance because... fuck. I don't remember. I can't remember what I was watching or why. Anyway, the point is, I didn't see it but heard nothing but rave reviews, and of course, it's record breaking sale. A bunch of articles were posted and so on and so forth.

    Cut to 10 months later and it comes out…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

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

    I took a day to ruminate on this film.

    That was a good idea.

    Scarlett Johansson has slowly, but surely proven herself to be a very capable actress. Her sexiness in this film is not heavy handed in the least, which I half expected. However, her performance is chillingly real and seductive. The use of real people and hidden cameras brings this story much closer to reality.

    Long shots, extremely wide shots, and the grey Scotland countryside give a subtle…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★½

    I won't say that it was good, or even that entertaining. It's a total turd. But, it's the Bayiest Micheal Bay movie ever Bayed. Which means it's nothing but one-liners and explosions. It's a good turn your brain off film. Nothing more. No real cinematic story. Just lots of splosions.