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  • L for Leisure

    L for Leisure 2014

    Watched 07 Oct, 2015

    "Wanna go fuck around with some jeans?"

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    Watched 02 Oct, 2015

    Like meeting up with All Is Lost at a cocktail party and it's sporting an Interstellar t-shirt, a degree in botany and a sense of humor. Levity overdrive but a hopeful crowd pleaser that had me mostly involved despite a partially underwhelming climax and knowing every single beat having already read the novel. Part high school science course, part disco mixtape, part please make me look like Chiwetel Ejiofor (best in show here). A movie movie but without a much needed visceral core and dazzling visual punch. I still liked it.

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  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth 2015

    Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Katherine Waterston's failed attempt to get the lights off in her bedroom by throwing a pillow at the light switch is one of the realest things I've ever seen.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat 2015

    Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    "It's all about if I can get close enough, fast enough."

    There's no trace of the mythic in Mann's contemporary universe, only strict instances of action and reaction swirling around to dizzying effect. The visceral and physical escalation bubbles up to the surface and leaves a lasting, personal mark. Moments of romance are present but brief: Hemsworth's Hathaway surveying his lover's neckline and skin (Claire Denis has mastered this by now), or the same couple holding each other late in…