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  • Fullmetal Alchemist

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    ★★★

    The actors are excellent at capturing the feel of the anime characters, and the world looks beautiful, but man, trying to cut dozens of hours of plot down to 135 minutes — I don’t envy that task. Sadly it seemed like too little and too much all at once, and the pacing was all over the place. Hard for me not to compare the two — maybe it plays better if you haven’t seen the anime — but plot-wise, it doesn’t hold a candle. All “best moments” and no depth.


    And no Major Armstrong!! 😭✨

  • The Huntsman: Winter's War

    The Huntsman: Winter's War

    ★★★★

    Still a heck of a lot of fun.

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    After newly calibrating my projector, I notice the subtlety of the green cast of the imagery from inside the matrix. It's mostly in the flesh tones, and doesn't usually affect the black leather or dark, rainy streets, which stay pretty neutral, or even lean a tiny bit blue. An impressive and subtle color grade.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★★

    Unabashed love.

    The second time seeing the film, unburdened by expectations, fears, and a burning anger at having a significant moment spoiled; undistracted by noticing callbacks for being callbacks and just now seeing them in the context of the new story… this is a fine, fine Star Wars film.


    Also, way better in 2D. Seattle Cinerama's laser projection is the best way to watch this film.