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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★

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

    If you've scoured the Internet like I have in search for answers on Arrival and come out empty handed -- just give up. As far as I can tell, this isn't a movie that will ever fully make narrative sense, and that's part of its conceit. It's more about intangible ideas than a tangible concept or structure.

    As the storyline forms you quickly learn the film is establishing itself in a non-linear timeline -- perhaps even a circular one like…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★½

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

    Note: This isn't my review. I lifted it from the imdb's soon-to-be-closed message board because it was too fascinating to let disappear into the Internet ether. It's originally from user Coffee_Monster.

    "After Hours is a contemporary, urban 'Wizard of Oz”'. This is the story of what happens when you don’t surrender to the art and chaos of Love in downtown NY.

    Its about a man, Paul, who dares to venture from the daily routine security of work and into the…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★½

    Perhaps the worst final line spoken in any 2016 movie...

  • Joysticks

    Joysticks

    If you're going to say "they don't make movies like they used to," technically you should include films like Joysticks, for better or worse. It was a different era back in 1983 as video games were coming into the mainstream and it was still acceptable to show a close-up shot of women's breasts for no particular reason.

    That's where the appeal of Joysticks comes in, because otherwise it's a pretty dumb movie and a standard sex comedy. But the cast…