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  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen

    ★★★★

    Great movie (I enjoy all three and look forward to the new one) but holy smokes does it look terrible at times. Who approved this transfer? The color timing is inane; Al Pacino looks like a traffic cone with hair. The digital image crush and macroblocking are quite egregious. IMDb says this is 35mm sourced with a 4K digital intermediate, but it certainly doesn't look like it. Is the Blu-ray to blame?

  • A Band Called Death

    A Band Called Death

    ★★★★★

    No doubt the promise of the untold origin of punk before punk is the big draw of this story, and to that end it does not disappoint. The music of Death is both incredible and groundbreaking. But watching A Band Called Death, it’s the family that takes the spotlight, eventually unwinding into a saga spanning the next generation of the Hackneys.

    Death is not only the name of the band and critical conceptual basis for elder brother David’s vision, but…

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  • Ernest Scared Stupid

    Ernest Scared Stupid

    ★★★½

    12-year-old Me: ★★★★★
    32-year-old Me: ★★
    Composite Score: ★★★½

    I can live with that.

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★½

    I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.

    Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…