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  • Dina

    Dina

    ★★★

    Reviewed for InRO here. Pretty fantastic, up until a revelation that nearly derails the entire film. Won't spoil that and will still give this a recommendation, but just be warned: this gets pretty gross by the end. 

    "Following a woman on the Autism spectrum before her second marriage, Dina feels like a documentary that could have been rife with exploitation, and in lesser hands it might be. But directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles don’t approach their subject (full name…

  • Escapes

    Escapes

    ★★★½

    Reviewed for InRO here. Consistently changing what you expect it to become, which in the end it kinda does. Still, worth your time just for how unexpectatly sly this is in terms of critiquing Fancher (see the Lolita comparison).  

    "Most documentaries live and die by how much they can ‘get out of’ their subjects, which makes Escapes seem relatively low-stakes at first. In chronicling the life of Hampton Fancher—a D-list western actor turned screenwriter, who happened to write the Blade…

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  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    Resident Evil: Retribution

    ★★★★★

    A film about abstraction (more specifically the bluring of relations between reality and fiction) and why it's needed to make movies in the first place (setting up scenes we first find real, then with a closer look we realize are completely fake), while in itself subverting everything in the RE universe thus far and finding a way to embrace more video game qualities than the first one. This is somewhere in the same insane universe as UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★½

    Will elaborate on later, but this is an incredibly stupid movie that thinks it's far smarter than is.