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  • Midway

    Midway

    ★½

    Since the dawn of film criticism we’ve used cardboard as a way to describe bland or underdeveloped characters. That cliché ends today. From now on your characters and stories are going to be solely judged on whether or not they’re as engaging as Dennis Quaid’s rash in Midway, which has more personality than every single character in this near seven hour vanilla slog.

  • Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation plays a big role in my life for two reasons:

    -It's the only PlayStation game where I have a platinum trophy.

    -Of everything in the world that could've started it, this was the motion picture that got me to start caring about motion pictures.

    Fallout 3 on the PlayStation 3 was my life back then and to see this movie on a whim in theaters just to discover that they have a similar type of future aesthetic was…

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  • sex, lies, and videotape

    sex, lies, and videotape

    ★★★★★

    I was always peeved that this film won the Palme d'Or over Spike Lee's film. So much that when I first watched it, a few years ago when I was getting started in film, I turned it off after 15 minutes and claimed it to be one of those film classics that I didn't approve of. Because I was being edgy back then. Finally coming back for a full viewing on a Saturday afternoon, I prove my young self-worth wrong…

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★½

    How can you tell if someone saw The Hateful Eight in 70mm?

    Don't worry, they'll tell you.

    Just like myself.

    I saw The Hateful Eight in 70mm.

    And it was glorious.

    I do question the use of 70mm for a film of Hateful Eight's scale, though. While it does lead to the best shot/opening shot of all of Tarantino's films only the beginning 30% of the film takes place in the wide snowy plains of Wyoming while the other 70%…