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  • Stalker

    Stalker

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

    I saw this 10 years ago for the first time. Maybe in another 10 years I will be able to write something substantial about it. For now, I'd like to pose a question to those who have seen it more often than I have.

    Throughout the film, Tarkovsky has established a relationship between us and his characters, often directing their gaze and sometimes their speeches at us. We exist.

    Then.

    As the Stalker, the Writer and the Professor reach the…

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★½

    It was free.

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

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

    Blade to Blade: the Director's Cut (1992) vs the Final Cut (2007)

    A brief discussion under Michael Audet's review of Blade Runner prompted me to revisit the Director's Cut in order to settle once and for all which version I like best.

    It's actually not going to be that big of a showdown, sorry to disappoint! Not because one comes out the clear winner, but because the differences are so small as to be almost negligible. Alright, on a technical…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★

    "It's all data. Ones and zeros. All recoverable. Eternally present."
    - Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon

    "Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run . . . but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant. . . ."
    - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

    I slid passed three other…