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  • Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

    Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

    ★★½

    Just skims across the surface of the material, though the material itself is interesting and worthy of serious consideration. Each of the "chapters" of this film could have been an engrossing subject in its own right.

    I want to know more about the woman in the chapter "The Dark Side" who literally believes the Internet is a manifestation of antichrist.

    Also, I really don't like Elon Musk.

  • Marjorie Prime

    Marjorie Prime

    ★★★½

    A thoughtful, modest science fiction film.

    My review at 3 Brothers Film.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Carpenter's film is such a wonderful science fiction horror, building the suspense to a perfect ending. The setting is sublime in its isolation. The creature effects remain deeply disturbing and uncanny. I can't think of another film that captures Lovecraftian horror as well. A truly great film that stands up to repeat viewings.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    This wonderful film is the closest Wes Anderson has come to making an epic. Part-The Rules of the Game and part-The Great Dictator, it's a paean to the gentile Old World of Anderson's imagination, yet notes the impossibility of the dream and the contributions of diversity and immigrants. Ralph Fiennes' M. Gustav is a remarkable creation and one of the most well-realized comic characters in recent cinema.