Samuel Miller

Writer and photographer. Me and my dog, Dean, love watching movies together.

Favorite films

  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Sneakers
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Jurassic Park

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  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★★★

  • Hellboy

    ★★★½

  • Murder Mystery

  • The Final Countdown

    ★★

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  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★★★★

    Much improved on second watch. The dense plotting plays better, but the messiness of the film also becomes clearer. Two specific moments of unmotivated character stupidity derail the impact of things. First is when Namor decides that, after having diplomatic breakthroughs with Shuri, his beef isn’t about the scientist and protecting vibraniun-rich nations from would-be conquerors. He just wants to wage war on the surface. That’s a switch, when he could have resolved things there. 
    The second is when Nakia…

  • The Final Countdown

    The Final Countdown

    ★★

    A film ripe for remake

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  • Kimi

    Kimi

    ★★★★½

    An excellent neo-Hitchcock riff
    We still don’t appreciate Soderbergh enough

  • Happily

    Happily

    ★★

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

    Really hoped to love this one. Not compelling enough to justify being that opaque. Ambiguity as needless affectation. The characters were treated with cynical dismissiveness such that the landing didn’t surprise or land at all.
    I was enjoying it, because it seemed to be leading to having a point, like a Twilight Zone episode (which is directly and indirectly referenced), until it turned out to be nothing, meaning nothing, and gaining insight into nothing. 
    Apparently it was some [fill in…