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  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

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

    Wow, this really caught me off guard. After being decidedly underwhelmed by the first film, I was blown away by Before Sunset. Although Before Sunrise admittedly has an interesting premise (chance encounter leads to whirlwind romance in the span of a day), it's crucially lacking in tension and drama. I think the key reason is that our two leads never learn anything, never change, never grow. They are young, eager, dreamers who genuinely like each other and are naïve enough…

  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★½

    An impressively realistic representation of hipster navelgazing.

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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…