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  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★½

    Apparently, only the northern hemisphere was worth protecting from the dark dimension.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Nicolas Winding Refn: "Beauty isn't everything, it's the only thing."

    Critics: "What are you? Is that what you want? You want to be like them?"

    NWR: "I don't want to be them. I want to be me."

    Critics: "Hey, let's get out of here. I wanna go."

    NWR: "So go."

    _______________________________________________________________________


    And so I left, at 1:10:33. I acknowledge the fact that Refn is defending himself here, and I have stood up for him before, but I just wasn't feeling it this time.

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    Groundhog Day: ♦♦♦♦♦
    Edge of Tomorrow: ♦♦♦♦
    Source Code: ♦♦♦

    The protagonists in all three of these films go through the five emotional stages of grief. Denial. This can't be real, it has to be some sort of elaborate hoax or a dream. Anger. OK, this is messed up, the same thing keeps happening over and over and no one believes me/why won't you tell me what is going on!? Bargaining. So if I be a good boy/do what you…

  • 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…