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  • The Story of Louis Pasteur

    The Story of Louis Pasteur

    ★★★★

    Almost unbearably suspenseful now that evil idiots are in charge and we're regressing to medieval thinking.

  • Hitchcock/Truffaut

    Hitchcock/Truffaut

    ★★

    A deeply unnecessary and arrogant film, as well as a sausage fest. Not that I didn't enjoy it.

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  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Star Trek Into Darkness

    ½

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

    I hate this movie for all its cutesy quoting of Wrath of Khan while trying and spectacularly failing to sublet its gravitas. I hate it for casting the whitest actor on Earth as a man named Khan Noonien Singh. I hate it for the way that every shot in the back half is a three-ring circus of lens flares, cluttered sets, and CGI embellishments. I hate it for turning Spock into Sheldon from "The Big Bang Theory". I hate it…

  • Sophie's Choice

    Sophie's Choice

    ★½

    Sophie's Choice made me feel unclean, because it's the story of a Polish immigrant purging her most shameful secret, framed as the story of a Southern doofus losing his virginity to the same woman, a victim of the concentration camps. La Meryl's good, shrug; it's a very Garbo performance, if Garbo were a perfect acting machine. Much was made of William Styron's agenda in writing the source novel, i.e., to show that it wasn't just card-carrying Jews who suffered during…