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  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    ★★★★

    Exhaustive. Exhausting.

  • Dark Days

    Dark Days

    ★★★½

    Plays like the bastard child of The Blair Witch Project and Homicide: Life on the Street.

    Compassionate and stubbornly memorable, though Singer's film is perhaps more noteworthy in its influence than its method. For a film that's just 80 minutes long, it feels repetitive, and not enough time is offered to get close to any one particular resident of the tunnels. Still, having only recently caught up with the fifth season of The Wire, once can see the mark of…

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    Say what one might about the characters in the original Jurassic Park, but one thing they weren't was stupid. Jurassic World, on the other hand...

    It doesn't so much milk the nostalgic teat as kill the nostalgic cow, peel off the nostalgic cow hide and parade around in it, bellowing "Look how much I look like the original film, but with a difference!" and then winks.

    Its CGI is retrograde, as are its gender politics. One reason you shouldn't mistake…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Man's reach exceeds his grasp. So does Nolan's.

    Full review: www.scannain.com/movie/interstellar