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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★

    For once, I agree with the internet on a Star Wars film. For my actual thoughts on the movie, follow this link.

    The only substantive thing I have to say is that I'm shocked that Disney either a) let; or b) forced this trilogy to follow the JJ Abrams school of not planning ahead (see Lost). Is JJ Abrams to blame? Kathleen Kennedy? I can't blame Rian Johnson, because if he'd gone rogue I'm sure he would have either been…

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    ★★★

    Am I the only one who finds this an incredibly sad movie?

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★

    Now, I am an established Nolan skeptic, so for some I may have no credibility discussing this film to begin with. Still, I did not like this film.

    From even before anyone saw it, there was buzz about it being this generation's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now that sounds kind of absurd, and unfair both to Kubrick and Nolan, but it's impossible to discuss this film without referencing that one. And you know what? That's not necessarily a bad thing.…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★½

    The film needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.

    - Tarkovsky to the State Committee of the USSR on Cinematography

    This sounds like one of those apocryphal quotes, but if Tarkovsky did, indeed, say this, he wasn't joking, as I'm sure many did walk out of the beginning of this film. It takes Stalker half an hour before anything…