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  • Point Break

    Point Break 2015

    ★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2016

    It is as the ads made it look: Point Break '15 is like if Bodhi was allowed to make Point Break, and fired everybody who saw through his bullshit a little.

    Raining a hundred million dollars worth of diamonds down on a Mumbai slum isn't something we saw the OG Bodhi do, but I bet we would if he were making the movie. Oh, he'd make sure that's the first thing people saw him do. I just don't really expect…

  • Soylent Green

    Soylent Green 1973

    ★★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2016

    So, what's here beyond the punch-line ending?

    For the most part, a surprisingly palpable dystopic setting wherein that ending feels less like a twist than an inevitability, where human life has become so abundant it's become devalued. I don't generally concern myself too much about whether any given movie or idea is dated, but it stands out when an older movie's sci-fi ideas are as not dated as we see here.

    Some are a little more out there than others…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 May, 2015 2

    George Miller had been talking about this - or at least, had been persistently asked about it in interviews - for like twenty years now, and I don't know what's different about now that he finally got around to making it but I'm glad he did. The response on this has been gobsmacking, though I was willing to chalk a fair bit of it up to Peak Gen-X Nostalgia, and it coming at a good time to be heralded as…

  • The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

    The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) 2015

    Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    Tom Six, like a lot of people whose art is childishly offensive and basically stupid, considers himself a warrior for free speech. (o, how hard he fights. On Twitter.) He dresses like the French guy in Raiders Of The Lost Ark and has so far shown the world exactly one idea, which he's flogged out for three movies now. I am caught between befuddlement and admiration.

    This third gulp at the can dispenses with the dropout-Cronenberg medical horror of the…