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  • Justice League

    Justice League

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

    a few thoughts on Justice League

    Mess: the word on the tip of every viewer's tongue. I don't think there's a single scene that works, every atom seems to have been tainted. It's crazy bad. Incoherent, hallucinatory babble. It's impressive, and of course continually dispiriting, to see just how venal and opportunistic Warner Bros can be and how badly they can bungle their own beloved franchises. They just cannot succeed - and I don't know what all of you people…

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    Opportunism at its height. Crazy bad. Only salvageable via some "Ultimate Cut" of legend.

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★½

    At some point the adults in the room will realize they can't keep peddling Hammond's insane dream as something virtuous (Crichton didn't romanticize the character like Spielberg did, who projected his own desire to spoil children - which, come to think of it, sure explains why he cast Santa Claus in the role). Real pity they could only tiptoe up to the notion of animal rights, but I have a sneaking suspicion these writers are trained to space out their material (inevitable future franchise installments have to be about something, after all); zoological-industrial complex to be discussed in Jurassic Universe.

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    ★★★★½

    "Fuck Amok." Seen for the first time in the cinema - and I recommend everybody see it this way, as the inevitable walkouts seem central to the viewing experience.